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I have a linux reseller account and i manage through WHM I have created a cpanel account for my client. He wanted the port 5222 to be open. I am not aware of it. How to check the status, and whether it is open or not? How to turn it on /off?

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Port 5222 is for the XMPP (aka. jabber) chat protocol.… This would need to be opened for running an XMPP server or client application, depending on the directionality of the connection. –  Chris Nava May 5 '10 at 18:25

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telnet <hostname> 5222
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Where to type this command? I am sorry, this may seem kiddish. I am not that familiar. Please guide me –  Anonymous May 7 '10 at 13:35
if you're on Windows, start > run cmd ENTER. then telnet <hostname> 5222. –  gravyface May 10 '10 at 18:34

With HostGator at least, redirects to I'm not aware if you can change that, but the best place to ask would be your hosting company's support. Like solefald said, you can use the telnet command to test whether TCP ports are open.

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cpanel typically doesn't manage firewall. Talk to your hosting providor or whomever manages your server. They will have to open the port for you on the firewall.

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