How to DOS (Denial of Service) an iSCSI Drobo

By | December 8, 2013

Here’s how you can reboot any iSCSI Drobo (DroboElite or B800i, anyhow) on your network:

  • Install FreeBSD 8, 9 or 10 on a system or VM
  • Fire up the iSCSI initiator (old version with FreeBSD 9 or earlier, or new version with FreeBSD 10 beta)
  • Connect to the Drobo
  • With the earlier version of the iSCSI initiator, you could enumerate LUNs and read from a LUN, but as soon as you wrote, BAM, the Drobo would reboot.

    With the current FreeBSD 10-beta initiator, just doing a discovery of the Drobo will reboot it.

    Nifty, huh?

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    About Bill Plein

    I've been in the data storage industry since the 1990's, most recently with 3PAR, Fusion-io, and Pure Storage. I'm now with Diamanti, where we make Kubernetes easy and fast. I'm attracted to bright, shiny new objects.

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