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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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Troubleshooting

SmartDashboard/Policy Editor does not have too many issues. However, a few problems come up from time to time. Note that the issues described in the following subsections continue the numbering system used in the FAQs in the previous section.

4.10. My Rulebases Have Disappeared!

There are times when it appears that all of your rulebases have disappeared. This is because the rulebases.fws file is corrupt. You can simply recreate this file by closing any GUI connected to the management console and performing the following steps:

On UNIX:

# cd $FWDIR/conf
# fwm -g *.W
							

On Windows NT:

c:\> cd %FWDIR%\conf
c:\WINNT/FW/conf> for %i in (*.W) do fwm -g %i
							

There are some differences between these commands.

  • On UNIX, the * is interpreted ...

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