Sometimes we need to know what ports are our server/pc serving.
Few years ago netstat was the command that have us a clue about the ports a machine was listening to. I usually launch
$ netstat -putona
And we got the ports our machine is listening to.
But nowadays Linux servers don't install the net-tools package and we have to use another tools. This case suggest us using ss command. ss is a tool that allow us knowing what ports are listening in our system. ss is netstat replacement and we can do many operations with this command:
This command list all ports our system has opened
Only returns listening ports
Returns the PID of the process running a networking activity.
I use ss -lt | grep "*:" to get current listening ports and check what is happening in my network.