QUESTION: How Do I determine the PID associated with a Socket

Is there a way to determine the PID associated with a socket ?

I have examined the /etc/services file and grepped thru the /etc/init.d
dir for the Port in use w/o success.

Thanks in  advance for any assistance in this matter.

10/20/2005 3:48:48 PM
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[PageSpeed] 12 wrote:
> Is there a way to determine the PID associated with a socket ?

"lsof" should help you has solaris binaries of lsof.


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10/20/2005 4:21:05 PM wrote:
> Is there a way to determine the PID associated with a socket ?

Or using native commands without using lsof is to use pfiles.

cd /proc
pfiles * > /tmp/pfiles.out

search through pfiles.out for the process that has the socket open you 
are interested in. i.e. there will be entries such as:

3771:   /export/home/archiver/bin/myprocess
   Current rlimit: 256 file descriptors
    0: S_IFCHR mode:0666 dev:85,0 ino:191320 uid:0 gid:3 rdev:13,2
    1: S_IFCHR mode:0666 dev:85,0 ino:191397 uid:0 gid:0 rdev:24,2
    2: S_IFREG mode:0644 dev:85,5 ino:17 uid:104 gid:1 size:139436
    3: S_IFDOOR mode:0444 dev:293,0 ino:58 uid:0 gid:0 size:0
       O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE FD_CLOEXEC  door to nscd[200]
    4: S_IFSOCK mode:0666 dev:287,0 ino:19574 uid:0 gid:0 size:0
         sockname: AF_INET  port: 9001
         peername: AF_INET  port: 9001

pid 3771 has port 9001 open locally.

10/20/2005 9:06:02 PM
Michael's pfiles suggestion is probably the best way of doing this.
We're thinking about better ways; it's tricky, since
a single open socket can be shared amongst many processes.
You can also use DTrace to do this on Solaris 10 if the problem is
repeatable, but it's not trivial.

- Bart

10/21/2005 6:09:43 AM
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