[Announce] new Netstat howto

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Sat Nov 6 05:00:08 EST 2004

Keep an Eye on Your Linux Systems with Netstat

"Two of the fundamental aspects of Linux system security and troubleshooting 
are knowing what services are running, and what connections and services are 
available. We're all familiar with ps for viewing active services. netstat 
goes a couple of steps further, and displays all available connections, 
services, and their status. It shows one type of service that ps does not: 
services run from inetd or xinetd, because inetd/xinetd start them up on 
demand. If the service is available but not active, such as telnet, all you 
see in ps is either inetd or xinetd: "

Carla Schroder
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