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Router discovery

I have found that I can route into an iSCSI subnet eventhough the /etc/rc file does not have a default gateway for that particular subnet– The subnet (vlan) does however have an interface on a L3 device to allow routing, I am confused as the filer has not been configured with this address, however,it can route off the subnet.

Can anyone explain this? Does this have something to do with the routed command and entry in the rc file? – RIP is not present on this network so router discovery can’t be the culprit??? 

Router discovery

Are you saying the filer CLI can be used to ping the iSCSI port?  Or that a remote host can come in on the management port and is routed via the filer to the filers iSCSI port.

The 1st is what I expect to happen and the 2nd would be very strange.  Use tracert (traceroute) to confirm the hopes the host is using.  Please post the results to explain what is happening in more detail.



Router discovery

There are 2 vlans configured on a single VIF, one vlan is a pure layer2 iSCSI vlan for host to storage access, there is no gateway configured on this vlan as we do not want (for security) to be able to route in / out of this vlan.

The 2nd vlan if for management access / snapmirror replication and it is this vlan which has the default route listed in /etc/rc.

The networks are: = iSCSI network = mgmt network, with a default route

The traceroute below is from a source address on the iSCSI network ( to a remote network, note the path taken is via the default route for the mgmt network (

Filer1> traceroute -s

traceroute to ( from, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 (  1.000 ms  1.000 ms  0.000 ms

2 (  1.000 ms *  0.000 ms


Router discovery


1. Routing "in" to your iscsi subnet is a matter of the default gateway for that subnet talking to your iscsi interface.  If the router gets a packet for a locally connected subnet, it will send it to the IP in that net.  This has nothing to do with the filer settings.  The return packets will exit out the filer interface that has the default route and you will get "asymetric routing".  You will have to blackhole traffic into the iscsi net on the router to stop this.

2. Your traceroute example should only work if "options ip.match_any_ifaddr" is set to "on". Turning this off will stop traffic from going out interfaces with an IP that isn't the same as the traffic source.

3. If you want to stop iscsi into interfaces that you don't want to offer iscsi on, then disable iscsi on those interfaces with "iscsi interface disable <interface>"

Router discovery

Thanks for the help - "options ip.match_any_ifaddr" is what I was after.