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I would like to map an ephemeral port to a pid?

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I have a RHEL server with several application on it and I am attempting to figure out which one of them is making calls to an external web service. I have TCP dumps that show the calls being made and through various tools I am able to determine what ephemeral port is making those calls. However, I am unable to figure out how to map that ephemeral port to a pid.

Is there any way to map an in-use ephemeral port to a pid or some other indicator as to what file is making the call?

posted Oct 2, 2013 by Vinay Shukla

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lsof -i $PROTCOL:$PORT
fuser $PORT/$PROTOCOL 
nestat -np | grep $PORT

Any of those should work. Below is sample output showing my mail client using ephemeral port 56375 to talk to an IMAP server.

$ sudo netstat -np | grep 56375
tcp        0      0 192.168.1.1:56375      217.70.184.11:993       ESTABLISHED 3256/thunderbird 
$ fuser 56375/tcp 
56375/tcp:            3256 
$ lsof -i tcp:56375
COMMAND    PID   USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
thunderbi 3256   me     87u  IPv4 510573      0t0  TCP hostname:56375->example.com:imaps (ESTABLISHED)
answer Oct 2, 2013 by Satyabrata Mahapatra
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