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Old 10-15-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Netstat explanation.

Hi all,

When i run "netstat -a" commnand, it display:

Active UNIX domain sockets (servers and established)
Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 20269 /tmp/.gdm_socket
unix 2 [ ] DGRAM 997161
unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 942628 /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 942627
unix 3 [ ] STREAM CONNECTED 942626 /tmp/.X11-unix/X0

I have questions: Why some socket don't have Path name? And what mean's RefCnt = 2?

Old 10-15-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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The manual pages are of great help.

man netstat
man socket
man tcp
man udp
Old 10-15-2010, 06:17 AM   #3
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i have used netstat command in solaris.
İ dont know your application running on unix platform but i can say that
you have to configure your ports in your application specific file as i did before.
You are seeing /tmp/x11 path because during the installation or with editing some file
you created that. You have to configure your listening sockets by knowing your specific application files.
İ hope it Will benefit you


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