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

     iscsid - interface to kernel iSCSI driver

     iscsid [-D] [-d lvl]

     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 log level to lvl.  At level 0 only start and
     stop messages are logged.  The -D flag causes iscsid to remain in the
     foreground and to write log output to stdout.

     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).

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

     The iscsid utility appeared in NetBSD 6.0.

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

NetBSD 9.99                     April 14, 2022                     NetBSD 9.99