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

iscsidiSCSI (Internet SCSI) daemon

iscsid [-dv] [-n device] [-s socket]

iscsid is an Internet SCSI (iSCSI) initiator implementation.

iscsid is usually started at boot time.

A running iscsid can be controlled with the iscsictl(8) utility.

The options are as follows:

Do not daemonize. If this option is specified, iscsid will run in the foreground and log to .
Use an alternate /dev entry for communicating with the kernel.
Use an alternate location for the default control socket.
Produce more verbose output.

Default iscsid configuration file.
Default device used to exchange SCSI messages with the kernel midlayer.
UNIX-domain socket used for communication with iscsictl(8).

vscsi(4), iscsi.conf(5), iscsictl(8)

J. Satran, K. Meth, C. Sapuntzakis, M. Chadalapaka, and E. Zeidner, Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI), RFC 3720, April 2004.

M. Bakke, J. Hafner, J. Hufferd, K. Voruganti, and M. Krueger, Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Naming and Discovery, RFC 3721, April 2004.

The iscsid program first appeared in OpenBSD 4.9.

Claudio Jeker <>.

July 27, 2015 OpenBSD 7.5