Selecting UDP ports

When you select a UDP port, select an available 16-bit integer from the range that follows:

To check which ports are defined as defaults for a node, examine the file /etc/services. You should also use the netstat command to list the UDP ports currently in use. For example:

# netstat -au | more
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address         State
udp        0      0 *:32768                 *:*
udp        0      0 *:956                   *:*
udp        0      0 *:tftp                  *:*
udp        0      0 *:sunrpc                *:*
udp        0      0 *:ipp                   *:*

Look in the UDP section of the output; the UDP ports that are listed under Local Address are already in use. If a port is listed in the /etc/services file, its associated name is displayed rather than the port number in the output.