Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) (RFC3720)
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-27
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Satran: AUTHOR [+5]
AbstractThis document describes a transport protocol for Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) that works on top of TCP. The iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI architecture model.
Network Working Group J. Satran
Request for Comments: 3720 K. Meth
Category: Standards Track IBM
Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)
Status of this Memo
This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003). All Rights Reserved.
This document describes a transport protocol for Internet Small
Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) that works on top of TCP. The
iSCSI protocol aims to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI
SCSI is a popular family of protocols that enable systems to
communicate with I/O devices, especially storage devices. SCSI
protocols are request/response application protocols with a common
standardized architecture model and basic command set, as well as
standardized command sets for different device classes (disks, tapes,
As system interconnects move from the classical bus structure to a
network structure, SCSI has to be mapped to network transport
protocols. IP networks now meet the performance requirements of fast
system interconnects and as such are good candidates to "carry" SCSI.
Satran, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 3720 iSCSI April 2004
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