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Thread: What is raw6 ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2019

    What is raw6 ?

    Can anyone tell me what raw6 (with a foreign address of 7) is and why it's running on my machine?
    sudo netstat -peanutw         
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       User       Inode      PID/Program name    
    tcp        0      0        ESTABLISHED 1000       54248      2666/firefox-esr    
    tcp        0      0       ESTABLISHED 1000       57910      2666/firefox-esr    
    tcp        0      0      ESTABLISHED 1000       57911      2666/firefox-esr    
    udp        0      0          ESTABLISHED 0          19396      551/NetworkManager  
    raw6       0      0 :::58                   :::*                    7           0          20899      551/NetworkManager

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    The Left Coast of the USA

    Re: What is raw6 ?

    It's a socket associated with IPV6.

    You have, for instance TCP6, UDP6, RAW6, etc

    You can find it with

    sudo cat /proc/net/sockstat6
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