freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 262, Issue 2

DA Forsyth d.forsyth at
Mon Jun 8 12:07:49 UTC 2009

> Message: 22
> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:10:50 -0300
> From: Friedrich Locke <friedrich.locke at>
> Subject: SAN FreeBSD Server
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> Dear gentleman,
> i would like to configure a FreeBSD installation as storage server
> solution. Iwould like to use iSCSI.
> Is it possible to configure a server running FreeBSD as a iSCSI server
> (i.e., i mean as a target)?

indeed it is as others have said.  However, if all you need is a 
bunch of disk space accessible over the network, then FreeNAS would 
be a lot simpler to setup and maintain.   Based on FreeBSD, iSCSI 
service built in, WEbGUI interface (but you can ssh in if you want 
to).  one caveat, don't use it with USB external drives as it will 
lose connections as soon as you mount the 2nd USB drive.

       DA Fo rsyth            Network Supervisor
Principal Technical Officer -- Institute for Water Research

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