JP Vossen on 26 Jan 2010 12:35:29 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] checkpoint nokia ipso

> Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:59:28 -0600 (CST)
> From: Ron Kaye Jr<>
> havent touched checkpoint appliances for awhile.
> i believe it was linux, or was it free bsd?
> need to get up to speed quick.

IPSO was originally a FreeBSD fork as others have commented, but it 
seems they also had some Linux in the mix:

They also used to have a "software appliance" that *was* Linux based. 
Seems to still be there:

What does "up to speed" mean though?  Any of the appliance type units 
will have some kind of GUI, web or otherwise.  So what you really need 
is to figure out the latest FW-1 quirks (which used to be legion), so 
the OS isn't that important, as long as it's not Windows...  (Why anyone 
would put anything security related on top of Windows boggles the 
mind...  :-)

Looks like will be useful.

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