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configure a firewall,urgent

Postby wal » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:14 pm

hi !!!
so, I have a big problem to configure a "Check Point" firewall made by NOKIA firewall -1ng , to redirect it events(intrusions, alerts ....) to a syslog wich I will develop it after, so for who know about this configuration please tell me how to do it?????? thinks :roll:

Postby rgerhards » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:57 pm


it might sound funny, but this is actually a not-easy-to-solve problem. Checkpoint does not support syslog natively. I also do not have the details on how to do it, but I know others have done it already. The basic idea is as such:

Checkpoint seems to provide a way to write all messages to a text file. Configure it so that it does. Then, run a logger tool (e.g. ) against this text file and instruct logger to forward the text lines to the syslog server. If your system is windows-based, you can also run on it and use MonitorWare Agent's text file monitor.

I hope that helps at least a bit....

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Postby Andyboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:59 am


> "Checkpoint does not support syslog natively. " ?

I'm in that same situation (having to collect syslog from remote nokias) and found (in the "Management Guide" Manual of NG) a clue to a setting on the management server:

-> Logs and Masters
-> Additional Logging Configuration
settings page has a checkbox "Accept syslog messages"!

Having checked this, the nokias still complain "Host down or unreachable", but this sounds more like a problem in routing/ firewall settins....

So, I'm still searching...

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