Netstat -a on Debian 12


I am fairly new to using linux, but when doing a netstat -a I get all these results. Is this normal to have that many connections? Can someone point me in the right direction to what most of them mean? Again I apologize if this has already been covered. Thanks.

Can you tell us what this has to do with OpenWrt?


Looks fairly normal to me for a modern GNU/Linux Desktop system. Most of these are host-local IPC (Inter-Process Communcation) facilities. If you look at your system's active sockets via sudo ss -anp, you will get a more complete picture, also including the names and PIDs of the programs/processes executing that are using these sockets to communicate with the network and one another. To learn more abount their intent and function, you'll have consult their documentation (via man, for example).

@psherman: I guess one could file this under "Other Questions"? :slight_smile:

If the topic has no relation to OpenWrt, it is simply off-topic.... the "Other Questions" section is for things related to OpenWrt.

AFAICT, this is indeed unrelated to the forum charter. As such, I'll be closing this thread.