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

NAME
     iscsid -- iSCSI initiator daemon

SYNOPSIS
     iscsid [-P	pidfile] [-d] [-l loglevel] [-m	maxproc] [-t seconds]

DESCRIPTION
     The iscsid	daemon is the userspace	component of the iSCSI initiator,
     responsible for performing	the Login Phase	of iSCSI connections and the
     SendTargets discovery.

     Upon startup, the iscsid daemon opens the iSCSI initiator device file and
     waits for requests	from the kernel	component, iscsi(4).  iscsid does not
     use any configuration files.  All needed information is supplied by the
     kernel.

     When the iscsid daemon is not running, already established	iSCSI connec-
     tions continue to work.  However, establishing new	connections, or	recov-
     ering existing ones in case of connection error, is not possible.

     The following options are available:

     -P	pidfile	 Specify alternative location of a file	where main process PID
		 will be stored.  The default location is /var/run/iscsid.pid.

     -d		 Debug mode.  The daemon sends verbose debug output to stan-
		 dard error, and does not put itself in	the background.	 The
		 daemon	will also not fork and will exit after processing one
		 connection.  This option is only intended for debugging the
		 initiator.

     -l	loglevel
		 Specifies debug level.	 The default is	0.

     -m	maxproc	 Specifies limit for concurrently running child	processes han-
		 dling connections.  The default is 30.	 Setting it to 0 dis-
		 ables the limit.

     -t	seconds	 Specifies timeout for login session, after which the connec-
		 tion will be forcibly terminated.  The	default	is 60.	Set-
		 ting it to 0 disables the timeout.

FILES
     /dev/iscsi		  The iSCSI initiator device file.
     /var/run/iscsid.pid  The default location of the iscsid PID file.

EXIT STATUS
     The iscsid	utility	exits 0	on success, and	>0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     iscsi(4), iscsictl(8)

HISTORY
     The iscsid	command	appeared in FreeBSD 10.0.

AUTHORS
     The iscsid	utility	was developed by Edward	Tomasz Napierala
     <trasz@FreeBSD.org> under sponsorship from	the FreeBSD Foundation.

FreeBSD	11.1			 May 28, 2017			  FreeBSD 11.1

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