Overlooked but nice utility from Checkpoint - cpview

Checkpoint has made available starting with R77.30 this helpful diagnostics and debug utility called cpview of which not many are aware. This is basically a Bash script that runs a bunch of native Checkpoint commands in the background and displays the output on the terminal while updating the data …



Checkpoint Mobile Access support for SHA-256 SSL certificates

The new era of sha-256 (as opposed to sha-1) signed SSL certificates is slowly gaining the pace, not without a gentle push from the browser providers . And Checkpoint is catching up in its new version R77.30 for Open Servers. While on both versions - 77.20 and 77.30 cpopenssl …



SNMP in Gaia default community string

Configuring SNMP in Gaia as opposed to SPLAT has been made much simpler. So simple that it is easy to overlook that default configured read-only community is public . So , it is a good idea to change it while enabling SNMP: set snmp agent on set snmp agent-version any set snmp …



RIPE database query for a route object, or why my network is not advertised

via BGP to the world wordpress_id: 2027 category: Cisco tags: Cisco, Linux Once it was a nice-to-have configuration that most ISPs in the world ignored anyway, but today it is a must if you are planning to advertise your networks via BGP through your uplink provider - your route object in …



Cisco CUCM CDR report - call duration and called numbers extraction script

Yesterday I had to extract some data from a CDR report for a client, namely call start time, its duration and the called number. And while I am sure Google has zillion scripts to be found, it was much faster to hack this one-liner in AWK . The script extracts the …



Convert Checkpoint SPLAT routes into Gaia route configuration commands

` Hi there, not much of a script , just the one-liner to turn output of the Secure Platform cli command route/ip route list into the ready for copy&paste; list of Gaia clish commands. Be aware I am not doing any error checking, so examine the final result before applying to …



PTR bulk DNS resolver in Perl to see what is in the name

There are many ways to do PTR resolving in bulk, and this is just one of them. It doesn't pretend to be the fastest/coolest/best, the only thing I can claim - it works. # Yuri # 19.02.2013 # this script accepts range of IP addresses to do PTr resolving for …



Bash script to generate random passwords

Here I stumbled on an intro into Bash scripting for NetOps by John Kristoff " Introduction to Shell and Perl scripting for Network Operators" and could't help but do it my way. Here it is, bash script that generates random password of printable characters, up to 15 at least. 1 2 …



Disabling SSL Deep inspection proxy in Fortigate should be easier

This one can be filed under Fortinet ‘undocumented/unwanted’ feature rather than bug.The case in question: Fortigate 80C , firmware 4 something, all subscriptions are up-to-date, no crazy configurations, all looks fine... Until client adds to his LAN some back-up device that works by gathering data from clients installed on …



md5 sha256 sha-1 tiger and whirlpool sum checker for Windows

Trying out Amazon AWS Glacier with fastglacier.com as the upload GUI app I looked at few SHA256 sum calculating tools, and found this one by Jesse Kornblum to be the best for Windows. It has some quite useful options like recursive folders calculation, file size limitation, reading file names …