[jhb_airlines] Re: Port problem

  • From: "Tom Smith" <ftd.smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 12:48:01 +0100

I cant find netstart.exe on my set up do I need to down load from MS site
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: "JHB Email List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 4:14 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Port problem

> Tom,
> After a couple of fruitless hours trying to read up on port settings for
> a network I decided to look at things from a different angle. I got a
> possible lead from the MS query base when it said that if a program
> opens a port on your machine then no other program can access that port.
> I'd always been considering that your port was blocked by a firewall
> setting and didn't consider it may already be in use.
> Regardless of either there was a means described by MS on how to
> determine a ports usage. The following is from their web page:
> "The Netstat.exe utility has a new switch, the -o switch, that can
> display the process identifier (ID) that is associated with each
> connection. This information can be used to determine which process
> (program) listens on a given port. For example, the netstat -ano command
> can produce the following output: 
> Proto    Local Address    Foreign Address    State        PID
> TCP          Listening    888
> If you use Task Manager, you can match the process ID that is listed to
> a process name (program). This feature enables you to find the specific
> port that a program currently uses. Because this specific port is in use
> already by a program, another program is prevented from using that same
> port."
> So, open up the command prompt on both your machines and type
> This should bring up a list as shown above and, hopefully, you should
> see the ATOC ports listed amongst them. I should add that you should be
> running ATOC at the time you run NETSTAT.
> Look at the PID numbers for all the lines containing the ATOC port
> numbers. Hopefully these should all be the same. 
> Now right click on the taskbar and open Task Manager. Go to the
> Processes tab and you will see all the running processes together with
> their PID's. If the PID column isn't showing then use View... Select
> Columns to bring it up.
> You can now compare the PID numbers you got from NETSTAT with the
> process list in Task Manager to see which program is using the port.
> Ideally it should be ATOC but if any firewall is trapping the port it
> will show up here.
> HC@xxxxxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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