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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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Log Maintenance

It is recommended that you look at your logs regularly to determine whether people are attempting to violate your security policy. Also, log files themselves tend to get rather big and need to be switched every so often. In the Log Viewer application itself, you can use the New command under the File menu in the Log Viewer to rename the old log file and the Switch Active File command under the File menu to simply delete the current log, or use the command fw logswitch from the management console. Optionally, you can give fw logswitch an argument with a filename to switch the log to. The default is to simply stamp the previous fw.log file with the current date and time.

People often wish to rotate their logs daily or more frequently ...

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