So you have set up a very secured server but still don’t you want to cross check if the machine is really secured and your server has not been compromised by anyone. If is always better to regularly scan your system with open ports and list of connected machines.
For this blog I will show you the command to get a list of open ports in any machine
# yum install nmap
Once installed verify the package
# rpm -qa | grep nmap nmap-5.51-2.el6.i686
Execute nmap in the below format for testing on localhost
# nmap localhost Starting Nmap 5.51 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2013-09-18 12:04 IST Nmap scan report for localhost (127.0.0.1) Host is up (0.0000080s latency). Other addresses for localhost (not scanned): 127.0.0.1 Not shown: 995 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE 22/tcp open ssh 25/tcp open smtp 111/tcp open rpcbind 631/tcp open ipp 5989/tcp open wbem-https Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.29 seconds
Here as you can see I got a long list of opened ports on my machine.Go ahead and try the same on your machine.