FreeBSD 4.8: afp3-fileserver (port 7000) showing up in 'netstat -a'

Miguel Mendez flynn at
Thu May 15 10:33:37 PDT 2003

On Thu, 15 May 2003 12:23:18 -0500
Albert Everett <freebsd at> wrote:


> I'm seeing the following line when I run 'netstat -a':
>         tcp4       0      0  *.afs3-fileserver      *.*               

Do sockstat or fstat, you'll see which process is listening on port
> In /etc/services, I see:
> # grep afs3 /etc/services
> afs3-fileserver 7000/tcp   #file server itself
> afs3-fileserver 7000/udp   #file server itself

> QUESTIONS: What is this afs3-fileserver service? Should it be there 
> because of the other software I'm running? Is it part of 4.8? I don't 
> see anything related to it that I'm firing up on purpose.

afs is (if I'm not mistaken), the Andrew File System software. It's not
part of FreeBSD's base. When you do netstat, it translates ports numbers
to service names, based on the contents of /etc/services. That doesn't
mean it's actually that service that is running. Try what I mentioned
above and you'll see which dameon is listening on that port.

        Miguel Mendez - flynn at
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