Listening TCP ports (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports listening TCP ports. The check also reports the process that opened the port if the /usr/sbin/lsof program exists on the agent. Use the check's name list to specify port numbers that should not be reported. This check is not supported on AIX versions prior to 4.3.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Listening TCP ports

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6427)

Title: The named port is listening

Description:The named port is listening. If the port should be open, add the port number to the name list of excluded ports for the Listening TCP ports or the Listening UDP ports check. If the port should not be open, stop the process that is using the port to protect your systems from unauthorized access.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [Owning process: %s]