Debian Ubuntu “netstat: command not found” Error Solution and Netstat Installation


Ubuntu is most used Linux distributions. Canonical provides enterprise support for Ubuntu desktops and servers. netstat is easy to use tool for network operations. In this tutorial we will look how to solve netstat: command not found error and install netstat tool to the Ubuntu and Debian.

Search Netstat Packages

Ubuntu and Debian systems uses deb packages which is managed with apt online package manager. We will use apt to search netstat related package.

$ apt search netstat
Search Netstat Packages
Search Netstat Packages

Install Netstat with Net-Tools Package

As we see in previous step netstat search listed a lot of package names. The package which provides netstat command is net-tools and we will install is with apt install .

$ sudo apt install net-tools

Alternatives of Netstat

If we need or want to check alternative to the netstat we can look following commands.

What is Netstat-Nat Package

When searching for netstat command apt will list netstat-nat package which provides network related commands focused on NAT . We can get detailed information about netstat-nat package with the following command.

$ apt show netstat-nat
What is Netstat-Nat Package
What is Netstat-Nat Package

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