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Error when pushing policy on Checkpoint R55

Got the error messages on Checkpoint R55. This is when I’m pushing  a policy to the firewall under R55 Management Station.

Downgrade objects_5_0.C to objects.C failed. Aborting

Failed to downgrade SR community

failed to get network_objects from confObj

Failed to open file ‘objects_5_0.C’: Too many open files

When googling the error, I found out this link. Apparently since it requires rebooting, so it was definitely not in the best interest.

The error was fixed by running cpstop, verify that all the firewall process (cpd/fwd) stopped, after that cpstart again and verify all firewall process started. After that, repush the policy and it was good to go. Nice !!!

The long 2 weeks

My boss is coming down from Houston, TX to give training for me. One day with him, my mind is so fucked up with Checkpoint stuff. Damn busy. I do not know how to endure the 2 weeks with him. I go to the office at 8 Am in the morning, getting my brain messed up with a lot of stuff, got back home like 7 or 8 PM and by half an hour after I reached home, I’m in slumberland. No time for blogging guys but I’ll try to find some time though…..later….

Hard luck boys and UITM website “defaced” ?

Manchester United defeated Arsenal in a thrilling 2-1 victory last night. There’s goes Arsenal’s season. All hopes are lost for this season. No more trophies to be added to Arsene’s collection this season. Mathematically, Arasenal is out of the Premier League competition unless Manchester and Chelsea slipped up big time which is unlikely or should I say pretty impossible. We sure are the hard luck boys. Maybe next season the lady luck will smile upon us in the times we desperately need it. Even Arsene Wenger has admitted the trophy is out of the Gunner’s hands this season. Read it here. I don’t want to talk more about it. It really hard for me to accept and write this on the blog, but someone has to do it anyway.

You can check the video here

On the other hand, I was reading Sysadmin’s blog and found out that UITM website has been defaced. More likely it was a DNS cache poisoning since it’s pointing to another web hosting in US. It shouldn’t be hard to check who’s the one that’s renting the space unless it was hacked too or registered under false information.

Just go to www.uitm.edu.my and you can see it for yourself. It shouldn’t be up for at least another day I suppose. Updating the DNS to point to the right address usually took a day. I’ll put a screenshot just in case you guys missed it.

UITM website hacked

That’s it for today guys…happy Monday…I’m expecting my boss from Houston today..he’s going to be in Malaysia to train me on Checkpoint firewalls and shit. Wish me luck guys…

Job Jokes

Briefly about job. My job scope is mainly managing and maintaining Checkpoint firewalls at the moment and I used to be monitoring links for my company which includes Cisco and Huawei devices. We mainly worked on leased line, VPN, VSATs for rigs, platforms and remote sites.

So when a link is down, you need to ask the site contact to check the cabling and stuff. As the link is down and no network connection available, so the users cannot access email or report the complaint online. So the only way is to contact them using their mobile phone since office lines is based on Cisco VOIP which unfortunately also needs network connectivity. So here the funny part..here goes….an email from the site contact which having an issue on the connectivity.

We are having work carried out on the VSAT antennae at the moment – techs are onboard.
There may be short outages for the next couple of days.

By the way … sending an email to tell me that our VSAT has an outage is not the most logical thing to do: VSAT down = no email.

Cheers
Steve

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