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Getting Started with FortiGate by Fabrizio Volpe, Rosato Fabbri

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First access to a FortiGate

Depending on the model of FortiGate, we will have different number of interfaces and their disposition will change. Some models have ports labeled as Internal and External, whereas other Fortigate units will have ports labeled port1, port2, and so on. Every FortiGate unit will also have a console port (RJ45 or RS-232 on older models). The console port can be used to directly connect a workstation or terminal server for out-of-band access. An example can be seen in the following diagram, showing and RJ45 management port and WAN interfaces on a FortiGate 100D:

First access to a FortiGate

The basic configuration of a FortiGate can be performed using: ...

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