Mystery Ports

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Mon May 24 11:56:44 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 11:44:40 EDT, Jason Dusek scribbled these
curious markings:
> Hey,
> So I have some ports open (111 and 1023) and I don't know why. How do I 
> find out what is keeping them open? I'm told that 111 is related to nfs, 
> so I knocked off nfsiod but that didn't solve the problem...

Check the output of sockstat(1). 111 is rpcbind, needed for NFS, FAM,
and some other things. 1023 is also NFS-related, IIRC.

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