How to check if ports are open on an array of servers
Okay now there is a whole bunch of ways you can do this. This is just the way I played around with to save myself a bunch of time, using NCAT. Also previously known as NETCAT.
1.Ensure your Jumphost can ssh to all your newely deployed machines. Either you will use a root password or ssh key of some sort.
Note (ensure you have this install on all the new servers)
portcheckscriptnick.sh – this will check to see if your new server can talk to all the hosts below and check to see if those ports are up or down on each
host=”nick1 nick2 nick3 nick4″
for host in $host; do
for port in 22 53 67 68
if ncat -z $host $port
echo port $port $host is up
echo port $port $host is down
6.Run the following below check the servers and see if each server can communicate with the hosts and ports necessary. If you see the are down. Then you will need to check the firewalls to see why the host is unable to communicate.
• for HOST in $(cat server.txt) ; do ssh root@$HOST “bash -s” < portcheckscriptnick.sh ; echo $HOST ; done 2>&1 | tee -a port.status
Note: the file port.status will be created on the jump host and you can simply look through to see if any ports were down on whichever hosts.
This is what the script looks like on one host if its working properly
[root@nick ~]# ./portcheckscriptnick.sh
port 22 192.168.1.11 is up
port 53 192.168.1.11 is down
port 67 192.168.1.11 is down
port 68 192.168.1.11 is down
This is what it will look like when you run against your array of new hosts from your jumpbox
[root@nick ~]# for HOST in $(cat servers.txt) ; do ssh root@$HOST “bash -s” < portcheckscriptnick.sh ; echo $HOST ; done
port 22 nick1 is up
port 53 nick1 is down
port 67 nick1 is down
port 68 nick1 is down
port 22 nick2 is up
port 53 nick2 is down
port 67 nick2 is down
port 68 nick2 is down