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Open-iSCSI daemon


iscsid [OPTION]


The iscsid implements the control path of iSCSI protocol, plus some management facilities. For example, the daemon could be configured to automatically  re-start discovery at startup, based on the contents of persistent  iSCSI database.



Read configuration from config-file rather than the default /etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf file.


Read initiator name from iname-file rather than the default /etc/iscsi/initiatorname.iscsi file.


run iscsid in the foreground. Implies --no-pid-file.


print debugging information. Valid values for debug_level are 0 to 8.


run under user ID uid (default is the current user ID).


run under user group ID gid (default is the current user group ID).


do not write a process ID file. Conflicts with the --pid= option.


write process ID to pid-file rather than the default /run/ Conflicts with the --no-pid-file option.


display this help and exit


display version and exit.



The configuration file read by iscsid and iscsiadm on startup.


The file containing the iSCSI initiatorname and initiatoralias read by iscsid and iscsiadm on startup.


Open-iSCSI persistent configuration database

See Also



Open-iSCSI project <>
Alex Aizman <>
Dmitry Yusupov <>

Referenced By

iscsiadm(8), iscsid_selinux(8).

July 2005 Linux Administrator's Manual