Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Windows Firewall and Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator

I couldn't figure out why I could see the SAN and my logical devices but I could not log on to those devices. I opened a port for Windows 2003's firewall to allow iSCSI in but it wasn't until I allowed all ICMP traffic that I was able to connect with the firewall up. I'm sure if I felt like messing with it I could determine exactly which of the ICMP requests were needed but oh well.

Microsoft's technical hardware specification made references to being able to receive and send an echo request. There were no other pieces of information from Microsoft or through Google.

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