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How to open my server ports?
Posted by Raimundas S., Last modified by Vytautas K. on 11 May 2018 05:41 AM
All ports are allowed to be used and none are blocked by default. To see port as "Open", two main points are important: First, you need to allow it via firewall on the server and second, launch the service which would listen to the specific port.

If communication is not possible over a specific port, please check the firewall rules in your server.
You might need to open a port in your firewall settings first.
For example: 
* In your Windows server - check your Windows Firewall.
* In your Linux server - check your iptables, firewalld or csf firewall, depending on the firewall you are using.

To find the process or service listening on a particular port in Linux, netstat command can be used with grep command as follows (i.e. port 80):

# netstat -tulpn | grep 80
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