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First, I hope you're all well and staying safe.
Second, I want to give a "heads up" that you should see more activity here shortly, and maybe a few cosmetic changes.
I'll post more details to the "Announcements" forum soon, so be on the lookout. -E

 

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  • PhoneBoy's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Are you really comparing apples to apples here? My guess is...probably not. In most of the analysis I've seen, Palo is rarely the cheaper option....
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  • PhoneBoy's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    PhoneBoy replied to a thread SmartDashboard on macOS in Off-Topic
    If you look at how SmartDashboard operated (R77.30 and earlier), it pretty much operated on the same principle. It downloaded the relevant...
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  • PhoneBoy's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    PhoneBoy replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    If it were a simple issue of changing the filesystem, it could probably be done. In this case, we're also changing the partition type.
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  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    I was not aware, but web applications are universally pretty awful. You have reduced working space due to the browser's chrome on top of the...
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  • PhoneBoy's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    PhoneBoy replied to a thread SmartDashboard on macOS in Off-Topic
    You realize we are building web version of SmartConsole in R81, right? Not suggesting your effort won't be useful, or that our web SmartConsole...
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  • EricAnderson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I love the idea and applaud the effort. This is, I believe, a large part of why CP has put so much effort into developing/advancing API's. I'd be...
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  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Funny this should be the most recent thread in the off-topic forum. I was just trying to determine where to ask if anybody was interested in a little...
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  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    That would be my expectation. Kernels are easy to swap. Itís a single binary image stored on the disk. Point to a new one, done. Filesystems are...
    7 replies | 537 view(s)
  • TheDroppedPacket's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    TheDroppedPacket replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    With the kernel changes and the partition changes that come with 80.40 (which I learned about in Eric's webinar), I was going to ask if there were...
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  • EricAnderson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    EricAnderson replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    Info sent. If you're only upgrading management devices, then definitely go for it. As always, just make sure you have backups first - and take...
    7 replies | 537 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    I upgraded my personal 2200 from R80.20 to R80.40 over the weekend. It has a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a SATA SSD. Except for the...
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  • TheDroppedPacket's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    TheDroppedPacket replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    Thank you very much for the feedback! If you would please be willing to send a link to your webinar to me in a PM, I'd love to see it! At this...
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  • EricAnderson's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    EricAnderson replied to a thread Upgrade to 80.40 in R80.40
    While you haven't said what version you're coming from, I say "go for it". Loads of new features and enhancements, and minimal fear/risk. We've...
    7 replies | 537 view(s)
  • TheDroppedPacket's Avatar
    2 Weeks Ago
    Wondering if anyone has made the jump to 80.40 and is willing to share their experience. Any noticeable problems or issues as a result?
    7 replies | 537 view(s)
  • EricAnderson's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    This post isn't exactly critical, and SIGRed isn't exactly new anymore (in cybersecurity time). However, I figured it may be a good way to start...
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  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread API Irritations in Advanced
    I converted my code to use a single class for all objects, then switched to using 'show objects' to get everything. Tags aren't included in 'show...
    2 replies | 488 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    Ah. Yeah. By convention, brackets indicate optional arguments in UNIX/Linux, and less-than and greater-than indicate mandatory arguments. In both...
    12 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread API Irritations in Advanced
    Found another one. Some API endpoints are case-insensitive, while others (the specific one I hit was where-used) don't return anything for uppercase...
    2 replies | 488 view(s)
  • Wiktor's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Wiktor replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    Please ignore. I didnt realise i had to remove "<>" from script to make it work. So if possible please answer to my second question and i guess...
    12 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Wiktor's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Wiktor replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    Hi Bob few things 1) I have watched cronbackup this week and i know why my coworker didnt see backup log. grep *.log seems to not work as i...
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  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman started a thread API Irritations in Advanced
    I'm trying to do more with the management API, and it is insanely frustrating to deal with. Thought I would vent a little here. First, something...
    2 replies | 488 view(s)
  • EricAnderson's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    I'm going to try really hard not to go into a full-on rant here... Disclaimer: All of this is just from my own...
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    My knowledge of Palo Alto is limited, but I know their feature to identify users on endpoints (like Identity Awareness) is trivial to misconfigure....
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    SSH keys are a user-level thing. Check Point doesn't use them directly for anything, and they won't interfere with anything Check Point does. I'm...
    12 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • Wiktor's Avatar
    3 Weeks Ago
    Wiktor replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    Thats what I though so, but still he was really confident about it. I'll verify backup this week by myself. Anyways Bob, you are totally right...
    12 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • mjensen's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Hello, I am hoping to obtain some help in building my business case for my organization to keep Check Point and not replace with Palo Alto. I...
    3 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Bob_Zimmerman's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Bob_Zimmerman replied to a thread automated MDS backup in R77.30
    The file should be created as soon as you touch it, and it should have contents as soon as the >> is run. My bet would be time zone confusion (maybe...
    12 replies | 1268 view(s)
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