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Lately, I was installing Nginx Plus on CentOS 7 and wanted to verify if it’s listening on port 80 using netstat or not.

Guess what? I got the below error while executing netstat.

[root@instance-1 init.d]# netstat -anlp |grep 80
-bash: netstat: command not found
[root@instance-1 init.d]#


Install net-tools using yum command

 yum install net-tools


[root@instance-1 init.d]# yum install net-tools
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * epel:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
 Package                             Arch                             Version                                             Repository                      Size
 net-tools                           x86_64                           2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7                            base                           305 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package
Total download size: 305 k
Installed size: 917 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                           | 305 kB  00:00:04     
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1 
  Verifying  : net-tools-2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7.x86_64                                                                                                   1/1 
  net-tools.x86_64 0:2.0-0.22.20131004git.el7                                                                                                                  
[root@instance-1 init.d]#

and then I was able to use netstat.

[root@instance-1 init.d]# netstat -anlp |grep 80
tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN      1818/nginx: master  
[root@instance-1 init.d]#

I hope this helps you in troubleshooting netstat not found error on CentOS 7.

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