Saturday, May 22, 2010

Software Updates

  • 4.0 MR2 Patch 1, Build 279
  • 4.0 MR2 GA, Build 272
  • 4.0 MR1 Patch 5, Build  138
  •  4.0 MR2 GA, Build 250
  • 4.0 MR2 Patch 1, Build  348
  • 4.0 GA Patch 3, Build 130
  • 4.0 GA Patch 2, Build 211
  • 4.0 MR2 GA, Build 106

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fortigate 800 DIY

What do you do if you shut down your Fortigate 800 and it won't come back on? What if this firewall provides critical Internet access? What if the power supply on the firewall is dead?

Easy, as per the attached pictures (and no, don't try this at home kids :).

Required Ingredients:
  • Fortigate 800
  • Old PC
  • Various tools such as screwdrivers and pliers
Proceed as follows:
  • Open Fortigate 800
  • Remove power supply from old PC
  • Disconnect built-in power supply of Fortigate
  • Position old PC power supply next to Fortigate 800
  • Connect old PC power supply to Fortigate
And voila it works :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blocking Facebook Social Plugins

Here is an interesting blog post from Fortinet on how to block the new Facebook Social Plugins via FortiOS Application Control. The article is here:

Monday, May 10, 2010

FortiManager 4.0 MR2

After running FortiManager 4.0 MR2 for a while now it's been mostly smoothing sailing. There are some things to be aware of:

  • After FortiManager runs for extended periods of time the memory utilization goes to almost 100%. This can be fixed by a reboot
  • The "diag sys top" command is no longer implemented to view process utilization. Therefore it is difficult to understand which process is using most of the memory
  • This appears similar to an issue in early FM 4.0 MR1 releases where memory utilization would spike high also