Cisco device serial number explanation

Cisco devices have a standard serial number, from the serial number you can work out it's age and the location it was built. To decipher the serial number, here's how it is composed. Cisco S/N format is LLLYYWWXXXX. LLL = Location code (i.e. FOC = FoxConn China) YY = Year code (08 = 2004...09=2005...etc...) WW … Continue reading Cisco device serial number explanation

Fortigate: Disable Telemetry (Endpoint Security) for Client VPN Users

blah blah Solution 1 You can recreate the VPN and on Step 3, Unselect Allow Endpoint Registration Solution 2 Disable Endpoint Security Enable the feature first so the option will show up on the firewall. Under System -> Feature Select -> Security Features -> select Endpoint Control. Once Feature is enabled, Forticlient Profile will be … Continue reading Fortigate: Disable Telemetry (Endpoint Security) for Client VPN Users

Fortigate: New FortiOS Upgrade Path Tool

Early this week, Fortigate has removed the Upgrade Path table on the Fortigate Cookbook website gaining reaction from many of us. I spend a good number of minutes trying to look around where I can find the table I used to find in just a couple of google searches and clicks. The Upgrade Path tool … Continue reading Fortigate: New FortiOS Upgrade Path Tool

Sonicwall GVC VPN: Unable to connect to VPN. Error: “Packet length mismatch with interface MTU”

I had a client who was unable to connect to the Sonicwall VPN via GVC (Global VPN Client). Packet capture showed initial inbound traffic to the Sonicwall from Client is being dropped. Logs as below: 50 03/30/2016 14:16:06.912 X4*(i) -- VPN.CLIENT.IP.HERE SONICWALL.WAN.IP.HERE IP UDP 500,500 DROPPED 60[60] 51 03/30/2016 14:16:06.912 X4*(i) -- VPN.CLIENT.IP.HERE SONICWALL.WAN.IP.HERE IP … Continue reading Sonicwall GVC VPN: Unable to connect to VPN. Error: “Packet length mismatch with interface MTU”

Fortigate: Log Monitoring and Email Alerting via Fortianalyzer

Using the logs sent by your Fortigate Firewall to your Fortianalyzer, you can set up an monitoring/alerting function for any logs or events captured. This is very helpful in monitoring critical systems and functions such as interface flaps or VPN IPsec Issues. You can monitor any events as long as it is logged.  In this … Continue reading Fortigate: Log Monitoring and Email Alerting via Fortianalyzer

Fortigate: Set up the Health Link Monitor

Health Link Monitor (as known as dead gateway detection) is used to for multiple WAN setup to monitor the status of the links and force a failover if necessary. Set up the Health Link Monitor and configure ping servers The following will ping a server of your choice, and if it stops receiving replies at … Continue reading Fortigate: Set up the Health Link Monitor

Trick: How to copy files into Linux from Windows Machine

In Unix, you can use SCP (the scp command) to securely copy files and directories between remote hosts without starting an FTP session or logging into the remote systems explicitly. The scp command uses SSH to transfer data, so it requires a password or passphrase for authentication. Unlike rcp or FTP, scp encrypts both the … Continue reading Trick: How to copy files into Linux from Windows Machine