connecting iscsi remotely

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patricksze
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connecting iscsi remotely

Post by patricksze » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:27 am

I set up an iscsi target and can connect to it with WINDOWS, provided they are in the same network. However, how can I do the same if I want to access it at work? That is, when the target and the initiator are in different network.

I've already set up a port forwarding setting in my router. The target still cannot be found.

Thanks

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by dolbyman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:37 am

never ever forward ports from wan to nas

and dont use iscsi from remote unless you have a rock solid ..fast..vpn connection

remote access (via vpn) should only be done with file (e.g. smb)and not block storage (iscsi)

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by patricksze » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:01 pm

Thank you for reply. Regarding "never never forward posts from WAN to NAS", how's so?? Is it performance concern or security concern??

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by dolbyman » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:51 pm

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by Dic3man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:58 pm

patricksze wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:27 am
I set up an iscsi target and can connect to it with WINDOWS, provided they are in the same network. However, how can I do the same if I want to access it at work? That is, when the target and the initiator are in different network.

I've already set up a port forwarding setting in my router. The target still cannot be found.

Thanks
I suggest VPN first then iSCSI if you really need iSCSI.

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by storageman » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:38 pm

If VPN is used all local ports should be accessible
Can't find target doesn't make sense, that is purely an issue between the local host and target

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Re: connecting iscsi remotely

Post by patricksze » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:34 am

Thanks all. I'll try VPN. See if it works.

Thanks again.

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