Checking point 4.1 log files

Posted on 2001-08-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I use Checkpoint 4.1 in WinNT
I found that the fw log grow very fast.
it make the log view slow...
Can i create new log file for every day.?

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Bruce_R earned 200 total points
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there's a command called "fw logswitch" it creates new log files and saves the old one with a date stamp.

All you need to do is set this up as a scheduled task. On NT this would be done with the AT command. On Unix you couls set it up as a cron job.
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there was a little script in the SysAdnmin magazine, june 2001
Not shure if this is what you need.

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here is a script you can use, just use notepad, and save as a .bat

fw logswitch

e: being whatever drive you have fw1 on.. then like i said just save as a .bat.. double click it and it will run for you switching the log...

also if you know how to use at commands you can run this automatically

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In the rulebase, put in anti-logging rules for broadcast traffic - that is, an additional rule for broadcast services with the logging section kept empty.
You may also want to stop logging internal NetBIOS traffic that hits your firewall, plus routing protocols.
That way, at least your logs are full of relevant stuff !!
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- use the "fw logswitch" command and schedule it
- also opent he log viewer -> select options -> and uncheck resolve addresses.

This will turn off the dns on each rule


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