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All you need to know about networking in Checkpoint firewall SecurePlatform FAQ

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Q. How do I see available interfaces, errors on them , IP addresses .
Q. How do I see routing table of the firewall.
Q. How do I see duplex, speed, physical link status of the interface .
Q. How do I manually set duplex, speed, autonegotiation settings of an interface.
Q. How do I save changes to the interface duplex ,speed or autonegotiaiton permanently.
Q. How do I add, delete, change routes.
Q. How do I delete, change IP address on the interface.
Q. How do I add, change, delete VLAN .
Q. How do I see existing VLANs .
Q. Can I combine few interfaces into one logical interface .
Q. How do I shut and unshut an interface.

A. # ifconfig

A. # route -en

Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
19.247.195.20 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.252 U 0 0 0 External
10.123.123.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.224 U 0 0 0 Lan1

Legend:
Gateway – via which gateway this network is available, 0.0.0.0 means this network is configured locally on the interface
Iface – name of the interface via which this network is reachable

A. # ethtool <name of the interface you want to check, names are case-sensitive>
e.g. # ethtool External
Settings for External:
Supported ports: [ TP MII ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: 100Mb/s
Duplex: Full
Port: MII
PHYAD: 1
Transceiver: internal
Auto-negotiation: on
Supports Wake-on: g
Wake-on: g
Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
Link detected: yes

A. # ethtool -s <name of interface> speed 100
ethtool -s <name of interface> duplex full
ethtool -s <name of interface> autoneg off
IMPORTANT: the changes above will be active until reboot of the firewall, to set them
permanently see below.

A. # eth_set <interface> [10h|10f|100h|100f|1000h|1000f|autoneg]
e.g # eth_set Lan1 100f

A. Using #sysconfig utility and its interactive menu (option 6) .

A. # sysconfig then option 5 .

A. # sysconfig , then option 5 .

A Either via #sysconfig , then option 5 or ifconfig, VLAN interfaces will have format of <physical interface name>.<vlan number> .
e.g. # ifconfig
eth7.301 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1B:4A:CF:26:71

A. Yes , such interface is called Bond. Note that out of all interfaces added to the Bond interface, only one will be active and passing the traffic, the rest will be in standby mode in case active interface fails.
NOTE 2 In new versions it is possible to have bond in Load Sharing mode.

A. #ifconfig <interface name > down
# ifconfig <interface name > up



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  1. #netstat -i gives you interface input and output packts, errs in,errs out.

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