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Aug 29, 2019
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How to Check Whether a Port is Free

We can check if a given port is free by trying to construct a ServerSocket with the port that needs to be checked:

import java.io.*;
import java.net.*;

public class CheckingIfPortIsFree
{
   public static void main(String args[])
   {
      CheckingIfPortIsFree checkingIfPortIsFree = new CheckingIfPortIsFree();
      checkingIfPortIsFree.proceed();
   }
   
   private void proceed()
   {
      int portToBeChecked = 4567;
      boolean isPortFree;
      
      try {
         ServerSocket serverSocket = new ServerSocket(portToBeChecked);
         isPortFree = true;
      }
      catch (IOException ioe)
      {
        isPortFree = false;
      }

      System.out.println("isPortFree: " + isPortFree);
   }
}

/*

Expected output:

[root@mypc]# java CheckingIfPortIsFree
isPortFree: true

*/
M S Sridhar
 
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