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January 19, 2038 : next Millennium bug ?

Hi, a recent product alert (sk122612‌) highlights a problematic which will impact all unix systems in twenty years : we will have reached 2^31 seconds since epoch (January 1, 1970 midnight).

Off course Check Point products and pre-R77.30 Jumbo HF Take_143 are concerned as gaia is UNIX based.

Due to this, Check Point is setting the certificate expiration date to be equal to the maximum Unix epoch time.

Do you know if there is a global reflection of the community regarding this limitation ?

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Not sure I understand the exact question.

In general, I expect this Unix epoch issue will impact MANY things, far more than the Y2K bug did.

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Yes you've alright : MANY things.

I just wanted to initiate the conversation ; since this message I understood that 64bits counters fix the issue.

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