how to find out if a port is available on a remote machine?

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Old 08-03-2009
how to find out if a port is available on a remote machine?


I can ping into another unix machine, but I cannot seem to access a certain application. I think it might be because I am now allowed to connect to the port (because of firewall configuration).

How can I find out if I have access to a port on another machine?

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Old 08-03-2009
A simple first step is to attempt to telnet to the specific port
telnet <server> <port>

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Old 08-03-2009
using telnet, try connecting to that port: telnet ip_address port_num
if the port is open, you'll see something like:
yogeshs@yogesh-laptop:/tmp$ telnet 22
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

now press ctrl+] and hit enter. when you get telnet> prompt, type quit and press enter.

if the port is closed, you'll see something like:
yogeshs@yogesh-laptop:/tmp$ telnet 222
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

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