Dameon Welch-Abernathy

This Week in CheckMates: 23 February 2018

Blog Post created by Dameon Welch-Abernathy Moderator on Feb 23, 2018

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Community Highlights


What is the practical example to use Bridged Mode?  

Some good discussion about potential use cases for this feature. How are you using it?


Bandwidth limit per app /category 

How to confirm the limits you've set are working?


RAD kernel errors 

If you're having issues with URL Filtering, this is something to check.


Viewing Fan Status on non-Checkpoint Appliance 

For those of you using Open Servers...


Creating reports with tracking "per connection" 

Most of the reports in SmartEvent R80.10 are created "per session" instead of "per connection"...by design.


Can't connect to management server via smart dashboard 

This is a known issue that impacts fresh installation of R77.30 that occurred after January 24th. Details in this article.


Events tab in R80.10 removed? 

Some of the pre-built views in R77.30/NGSE SmartEvent aren't there, but they are easy enough to build or customize.


Supporting more Complex Passwords without using a RADIUS/TACACS+ Server 

One of those "bright ideas" I had that I decided to try out and write up


fw_runfilter_ex(ctx id 0): function does not exist -1 

If you are pushing a policy to more than one gateway at a time and these gateways have different Inspection Settings...you may run into this issue.


Running Management API commands from the R80 SmartConsole GUI - tips and tricks 

A few useful tips and tricks to keep in mind.


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