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ISCSID(8)                   System Manager's Manual                  ISCSID(8)

NAME
     iscsid -- interface to kernel iSCSI driver

SYNOPSIS
     iscsid [-n] [-d lvl]

DESCRIPTION
     The iSCSI initiator runs as a kernel driver, and provides access to iSCSI
     targets running across a network using the iSCSI protocol, RFC 3720.  The
     iscsid utility itself interfaces to the kernel iSCSI driver, and also
     communicates, using isns(3), with the iSCSI name service running on other
     hosts to locate services and iSCSI instances.  In normal operation,
     iscsid is a standard daemon, and will detach from the controlling
     terminal using daemon(3) and then loops, reading requests, processing
     them, and sending responses.  Communication takes place over a Unix
     domain socket.  iscsid exits on receiving a terminate message, (no
     response to one that is sent to the kernel), or when an error occurs
     reading from or writing to the socket.

     The -d flag increases the debug level to lvl.  Any level above 0 causes
     iscsid to remain in the foreground, and increases the amount of debug
     output.  The -n flag makes the daemon single-threaded.

     It is envisaged that user-level communication take place with iscsid
     using the iscsictl(8) utility, rather than directly over its
     communication socket.  An example of setting up the in-kernel iSCSI
     initiator is shown in iscsictl(8).

SEE ALSO
     daemon(3), isns(3), iscsictl(8)

HISTORY
     The iscsid utility appeared in NetBSD 6.0.

AUTHORS
     Alistair Crooks <agcATNetBSD.org> wrote this manual page.  The iscsid
     utility was contributed by Wasabi Systems, Inc.

NetBSD 6.1.5                     May 27, 2012                     NetBSD 6.1.5