iscsi-target man page

iscsi-target — service remote iSCSI requests


iscsi-target [-46DV] [-b block length] [-f configuration file] [-p port number] [-s maximum number of sessions] [-t target name] [-v verbose arg]


iscsi-target is the server for iSCSI requests from iSCSI initiators. iscsi-target listens for discovery and login requests on the required port, and responds to those requests appropriately.

Options and operands available for iscsi-target:


iscsi-target will listen for IPv4 connections, and respond back using IPv4. This is the default address family.


iscsi-target will listen for IPv6 connections, and respond back using IPv6.

-b blocksize

Specify the underlying block size for iSCSI storage which will be served. The possible sizes are: 512, 1024, 2048, and 4096 bytes, with the default being 512 bytes.


When this option is specified, iscsi-target will not detach itself from the controlling tty, and will not become a daemon. This can be useful for debugging purposes.

-f configfile

Use the named file as the configuration file. The default file can be found in /etc/iscsi/targets. See targets(5) for more information.

-p port number

Use the port number provided as the argument as the port on which to listen for iSCSI service requests from initiators.

-s maximum number of sessions

Allow the maximum number of sessions to be initiated when connecting to the target.

-t filename

The target name (as it appears to the iSCSI initiator) can be specified using this flag.


iscsi-target will print the utility name and version number, and the address for bug reports, and then exit.

-v argument

The amount of information shown can be varied by using this command. Possible values of argument are net to show network-related information, iscsi to show iSCSI protocol-related information, scsi to show SCSI protocol information, and all to show information from all of the above arguments.



the list of exported storage


the PID of the currently running iscsi-target

See Also



The iscsi-target utility first appeared in NetBSD 4.0.

Referenced By


May 27, 2006