iSCSI and RouterOS
I have a strange issue with iSCSI over RouterOS (mind you, i tried CIFS too and it also fails).
I setup a target behind a router in an infrastructure for local purposes and forwarded port 3260 because I want to connect to it from other places to take some files needed, including from home.
At home, with my old router, there was no problem, it still works if I switch, the only problem was that my old router was not capable of more than 6-7 MB throughput, so, when I upgraded to 1gbps connection I had to change it and took this routerboard which can do 20 MB without issues even with small packets and that is good enough for my needs now, BUT, it fails to connect. It goes through authentication failure or simple time out. TCPdump and connection watch shows nothing wrong, the connection is established, the target is seen, only the authentication does not work and at times it cant connect either, even though the connection is established in the router if you are looking at it. There is something going on at protocol level, but I was not able to see what, except that authentication fails. For now I do some ssh tunneling to workaround the issue, but I am baffled about what could be wrong, what a regular asus router can do and a serious routerboard one cant. There are no rules to drop iSCSI ports from what I see, that would make no sense since very few people are crazy enough to use the protocol over the net and it must be specifically enabled and set up, while blocking 445 probably does make sense.
I admit I am relatively new to routeros and there might be some issue(s) that i dont see.
Any help will be appreciated
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