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

       isnsd - iSNS server daemon

       isnsd  [-f]  [-4]  [-6]	[-c  filename] [-d debug-facility] [--dump-db]

       Isnsd implements	the iSNS protocol as defined in	RFC 4171.  iSNS	 is  a
       discovery protocol for iSCSI and	iFCP.

       By default, isnsd will take most	of its settings	from the configuration
       file /etc/isns/isnsd.conf, with the exception of	the following options:

       --config	filename, -c filename
	      This option overrides the	default	configuration file.

	      By default, isnsd	will put itself	into the background. By	speci-
	      fying this option, you can tell it to run	in the foreground. Any
	      error messages or	debug output will be printed  to  the  console
	      rather than being	sent to	syslog.

       -4     tells isnsd to create an IPv4 socket only. Normally, it defaults
	      to IPv6 (which will accept both IPv4 and IPv6 connections).

       -6     tells isnsd explicitly to	create an IPv6 socket only.  Since  it
	      defaults to IPv6 anyway, this is really a	no-op.

       --debug facility, -d facility
	      enables debugging. Valid facilities are

	   |socket  | network send/receive				  |
	   |auth    | authentication and security related information	  |
	   |message | iSNS protocol layer				  |
	   |state   | database state					  |
	   |scn	    | SCN (state change	notification) messages		  |
	   |esi	    | ESI (entity status inquiry) messages		  |
	   |all	    | all of the above					  |
	      This  is	a helper function that will read the database from the
	      file system, and display it in human readable form.  When	 using
	      this  option, isnsd will not open	any sockets, and terminate im-
	      mediately	after display the database.

	      This option is intended to be used  by  the  administrator  when
	      suspecting  that the database contains bad/inconsistent informa-

       --init This option will create the server's authentication key, and the
	      required	DSA  parameters. The private key is stored in the file
	      specified	by the AuthKey	option	(usually  /etc/isns/auth_key).
	      The public portion of the	key is written to same directory, with
	      the suffix .pub appended to the key file name.

       RFC 4171, isnsadm(8), isnsdd(8),	isns_config(5).

       Olaf Kirch <>

				  11 May 2007			      ISNSD(8)


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