Safe to kill a process called *:etlservicemgr (LISTEN)?

iluvatar14 asked:

I am trying to serve locally to port 9001 but I get an listen EADDRINUSE error. When I look at the port with lsof -i :9001 it shows the following

COMMAND  PID    USER   FD   TYPE            DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
node    3369  Name     12u  IPv4 0x617528c251f49bb      0t0  TCP *:etlservicemgr (LISTEN)
node    7803  Name     11u  IPv6 0x617528c1ecc1133      0t0  TCP *:etlservicemgr (LISTEN)

What is etlservicemgr? Can I kill it?

My answer:


etlservicemgr is not the name of the process listening on port 9001. It’s the name of the IANA-registered service for that port number.

$ grep 9001 /etc/services
etlservicemgr   9001/tcp                # ETL Service Manager
etlservicemgr   9001/udp                # ETL Service Manager

The name of the process appears in the first column, COMMAND.

We can see from your output that two processes called node are listening on this port (one on IPv4, and one on IPv6). And node is most likely a Node.js application.


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