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Tools to check port status and what ports are open on a remote web server.

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Hi Experts,

Are there any free tools or is there a way to check if a port is open/closed.  I have a virtual server with a hosting company which uses Plesk for administering the server.  I've opened ports 1935 and 1936 for in/out traffic to support a certain program.  How can I check the status on those ports?  I've used "iptables -L OUTPUT" and "iptables -L INPUT" and they both list the ports.  I can't use the commands "port" or "mem" because they are blocked/disabled on the virtual server.

The problem is that the technician that is istalling the program which requires those two ports, claims that the ports are not open and that the he can finish the installation untill those ports are open and functioning properly.

How can I test those ports to prove to myself and the tech that the port setup is okay.

Thanks,
Kate
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netstat is the command you're looking for.

netstat -ap

That'll show you what ports are open/listening/estabolished and what processes are associated with them.
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For remote check use nmap tool. http://insecure.org/nmap/man/
For local ports: netstat -ltupn # omit 'n' to see port names instead of numbers
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Oops, sorry ravenpl, is there a way I can still split the points.
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