Looking up Ports by Service Name

If wonder what ports are the default for a given service, you can look them up by inspecting the /etc/services file which is present on most Unix systems, including macOS. E.g. if you wonder which port is the default for SSH, you can do:

$ grep -w ssh /etc/services 
ssh                22/tcp
ssh                22/udp
ssh                22/sctp

The other way works too. Say you wonder which services are related to 389 and 636, you can do:

$ egrep -w '389|636' /etc/services 
ldap              389/tcp
ldap              389/udp
ldaps             636/tcp
ldaps             636/udp

I find having /etc/services at my fingertips extremely useful, hope you do too!

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