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hi, I have 2 checkpoint devices working in a cluster. Primary checkpoint device has a problem with URL filtering - error message is failed to reload database and thus URL filtering is not working.
Could you please help me with the issue
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by:btan
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For URL Filtering, each Security Gateway also has a local database that contains commonly used URLs and their related categorization. We can try to see if manual update can be done in each primary box. Rightfully, there is the local cache on each Security Gateway keeps URL categorization responses up to 3 days.

http://blog.lachmann.org/?p=239

To manually update the management server only:
On the Advanced > Updates pane of the Application and URL Filtering tab, click Update Management to update the management only.

You may also want to see newer release is recommended e.g. R75.47 (this is not latest though)
https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk93450#URL%20Filtering

Anti-Virus / Anti-Bot / Application Control / URL Filtering update might fail on R75.40 / R75.40VS / R75.45 / R75.46 / E80.41
https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk90700&js_peid=P-114a7ba5fd7-10001&partition=General&product=Anti-Virus,

Anti-Virus and URL Filtering update fails on the Standby member of ClusterXL in High Availability mode
https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk43807&js_peid=P-114a7ba5fd7-10001&partition=Advanced&product=ClusterXL%22

Open a support case with CP
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by:dedri
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I tried the suggestion from http://blog.lachmann.org/?p=239 ,but I cannot find sfcontro file in the directory according to the article.
Also nothing is logged on the tracker, it doesn't matter what page I am trying to open
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by:btan
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The CP forum (sk36398) stated on the Security Gateway:

    Go to the $FWDIR/uf/sc/update/incoming directory.
    Delete all of the files that match the syntax: sfcontrol.*
    Run the cpstop command.
    Run the cpstart command.
    Start the Web Filtering database update again.
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by:dedri
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There isn't such file like sfcontrol in this directory as I've already said in the above post
Here is an output:
[Expert@fw1]# cd $FWDIR/uf/sc/update/incoming
[Expert@fw1]# ls -l
total 188
-rw-rw----    1 root     root        86073 Nov  6 15:57 URL_Filtering.C
-rw-rw----    1 root     root        86073 Nov  6 15:57 URL_Filtering2.C
-rw-rw----    1 root     root          143 Oct  8 16:42 URL_Filtering2.entitleme                         nt.C
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           45 Jan 16  2012 incoming -> /opt/CPsuite                         -R75.20/fw1/uf/sc/update/incoming
[Expert@fw1]# pwd
/opt/CPsuite-R75.20/fw1/uf/sc/update/incoming
[Expert@fw1]#
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by:btan
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possible to check out the kb as I have no access to them

Anti-Virus and URL Filtering update fails on the Standby member of ClusterXL in High Availability mode
https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk43807

URL Filtering drops traffic with an "Internal Error" log
https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/supportcenter/portal?eventSubmit_doGoviewsolutiondetails=&solutionid=sk98743

sidenote (which you may know) - The Application and URL Filtering Database only updates if you have a valid Application Control and/or URL Filtering contract. By default, all new Application Control installations have a valid contract for 30
days.
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by:dedri
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this article didnt't help us, the problem still exist
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by:btan
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looks a tough nut so do consider raising the support ticket. I was also thinking to re-cre ate the clustering again and check the HA setup as per in this post http://www.sysadmintutorials.com/tutorials/check-point/check-point-r75-cluster-setup/
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we open a support ticket with checkpoint and they were not able to find a solution or workaround. They propose us to reinstall the checkpoint devices
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we open a support ticket with checkpoint and they were not able to find a solution or workaround. They propose us to reinstall the checkpoint devices
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