How to create port listener on Linux

Install nc if needed

yum install nc

Run listener on port 3000

nc -l 3000 &
nc -l -k 3000 &

where -k is –keep-open will keep connection opened and allows multiple connections in listen mode

Check on the server’s side:

netstat -tunap |grep :3000


tcp        0      0      *                   LISTEN      82786/nc            

Check from local machine:

$ nmap -p 3000 SERVERS_IP_ADDRESS


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