Troubleshooting: CentOS 7 – netstat command not found

Troubleshooting: CentOS 7 – netstat command not found

Lately, I was installing Nginx Plus on CentOS 7 and wanted to verify if it’s listening on port 80 using netstat or not.

Guess what? I got the below error while executing netstat.

[[email protected] init.d]# netstat -anlp |grep 80 -bash: netstat: command not found [[email protected] init.d]#

Solution:- 

Install net-tools using yum command

 yum install net-tools

Ex:

[[email protected] init.d]# yum install net-tools Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile  * base: mirrors.xmission.com  * epel: mirror.hmc.edu  * extras: centos.s.uw.edu  * updates: mirrors.syringanetworks.net Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ===============================================================================================================================================================  Package                             Arch                             Version                                             Repository                      Size =============================================================================================================================================================== Installing:  net-tools                           x86_64                           2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7                            base                           305 k Transaction Summary =============================================================================================================================================================== Install  1 Package Total download size: 305 k Installed size: 917 k Is this ok [y/d/N]: y Downloading packages: net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                           | 305 kB  00:00:04      Running transaction check Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded Running transaction   Installing : net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1    Verifying  : net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1  Installed:   net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7                                                                                                                   Complete! [[email protected] init.d]#

and then I was able to use netstat.

[[email protected] init.d]# netstat -anlp |grep 80 tcp        0      0 0.0.0.0:80              0.0.0.0:*               LISTEN      1818/nginx: master   [[email protected] init.d]#

I hope this helps you in troubleshooting netstat not found error on CentOS 7.

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