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Under Linux, which command can show the ports currently being listened to by services?

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The -p option to netstat and ss will display the associated process of each socket.

sudo netstat -lptun

sudo ss -lp

You can also use lsof:

sudo lsof -iTCP -sTCP:LISTEN
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