ss – the alternative to netstat

By | 2012/08/16

An alternative to netstat is the utility ss. ss dumps socket statistics in a clear and more simple view as compared to netstat. Let’s check it out!

With no options specified, ss displays a list of TCP sockets with established connections. This is useful on a server to see what clients are connected.


The option tack l outputs current listening sockets. Much easier than netstat!


Tack t shows current TCP sockets; tack u for UDP sockets:


Tack s shows a socket stat summary:


Tack a shows all:



One thought on “ss – the alternative to netstat

  1. Mike Droker

    Doesn’t show all that netstat -I did on an HP.


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