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Netstat on Steriods!

By John | June 28, 2007

I am purposely trying my hardest not to do deep dives on this blog and save those for my day job.  However, this one deserves a comment.  Some one described the lsof program as a netstat on steroids.  The lsof has no license (see first comment).  I have used it many times as a life saver to find out what port a particular process is using.  In fact I used it just this morning, hence the genesis of this blog entry. One of the reasons lsof is important for “today’s” discussion is that tools like this are being used for a new breed of solution we are seeing in the press (Discovery, CMDB, ITIL,…).  

Ok for today’s deep dive:

To find a specific port for a specific process:

lsof –i  | grep 6014 

Pop quiz:  What is the name of the process I am looking for? 

 (If you don’t work with  Tivoli don’t bother.  Extra credit if you can tell me why I had to do this).

Topics: cmdb, ibm, itil, tivoli | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Netstat on Steriods!”

  1. admin Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 10:59 am

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  2. Jamie Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    6014 – sounds like wpa to me.

  3. admin Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    bingo … you get a beer next time I am in Columbus…

  4. Jamie Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    But I’m not certain WHY… checking if the agent is running? nah, too simple. How about making sure it is hard-wired to 6014 with the SKIP/COUNT stuff??

  5. admin Says:
    June 28th, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    Oh man… I really need to anser this one on capital…

    See ya there…

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