I had a weird problem occur when I tried to upgrade my NG R55 firewall with the HFA11 hotfix (just released Nov 10, 04). I was running HFA10. When I loaded the hotfix and rebooted, the firewall reverted to the "defaultfilter" policy. I was unable to attach to the firewall with my GUI clients to install my policy. I double checked the firewall configuration from the command line using cpconfig and made sure I had my GUI clients configured properly. I even directly connected one computer to the firewall's internal interface and added its IP in the GUI clients config, but still couldn't connect.
Is there any way to load one of my custom policies from the command line? Better yet, but would installing a hotfix cause this problem? I have installed all of the previous hotfixes without such an incident.
FYI - my firewall is running on the SecurePlatform OS (Checkpoint's flavor of Linux). This is also my one and only firewall so it is the mgmt server as well as the VPN-1/Firewall-1 box.
Thanks for your help!