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davis,
The netstat command shows network information and is not concerned with what services/processes are running. Also, inetd isn't magical and can't establish a connection without a listener. In order for the server to accept connections on a port then there has to be a listener for that port. The netstat command can be used to show what listeners are out there.

As far as proving it by attempting to connect to it, I would have no way of testing presently.

Cheers - L~R


In reply to Re^3: Proving a UDP port is closed by Limbic~Region
in thread Proving a UDP port is closed by davis

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