A while ago, I got bored and decided to venture into the realm of scripting. Managing server after server, typing “netstat -ntlup | grep…” got annoying after a while, so I decided to write this.
The script requires the runner/user to be root. Which is flawed, I know, but this works for me…if you want/need it modified, then I’ll do my best to help.
#!/bin/bash # Script is used to determine if a port is used. # Usage: portcheck <port number> # Executes netstat -ntlup | grep <port> to do checking. # Returned text is stored in a variable. If variable is empty, # port is not in used. Otherwise, port is being used. # Get the username of the person running script USER=`id -un` # Root is required to run netstat -ntlup if [ "$USER" != "root" ]; then echo "Root privileges required." else NET=`netstat -ntlup | grep $1` if [ -z "$NET" ]; then echo "Port is free" else echo $NET fi fi
This can check against either a port or program name (which is why root privileges is demanded).