[ILUG] xfstt and ports
phil at redbrick.dcu.ie
Wed Jul 5 13:58:34 IST 2000
eman at eircom.net's [eman at eircom.net] 20 lines of dribble included:
:>I have just installed xfstt, when run it gives this error.
:># xfstt &
:>Cannot open TCPIP port 7101
:>Better try another port!
:>Now this leads me to a few questions.
:>Should there be something else on this port?
Generally /etc/services is your friend, but not always. "man services" should
give you more information than I can spout about here.
:>How can I a list of what different ports are doing?
netstat -a | less
netstat -ar showing the routing tables.
:>What would be a safe alternative to use instead or is that wise?
Look at the ports you have in use, perhaps it's just a duplicate version of
xfstt you're actually running. Anything over 1084 is generally considered
"safe", so long as nothing else is binding to it, which is where your netstat
command comes in.
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