Ever wondered what is tying up one of your ports when you try to spin something up and get the “already a process listening on port 182” error message?
Well enter netstat, which is handy utility for finding out what ports are taken.
The basic command is:
This will crawl your ports and give you a list of ports that are taken.
Proto Local Address Foreign Address State TCP 127.0.0.1:1282 MACHINE:1283 ESTABLISHED TCP 127.0.0.1:1283 MACHINE:1282 ESTABLISHED
This isn’t enough, so you’ll probably want details of the app that is causing the port to be taken. So you can use:
If you get the message “The requested operation requires elevation”, either hold your computer above your head, or run command prompt in Administrator mode.
Proto Local Address Foreign Address State TCP 127.0.0.1:1282 MACHINE:1283 ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe] TCP 127.0.0.1:1283 MACHINE:1282 ESTABLISHED [firefox.exe]