FireWall-1 FAQ: How do I clear the host count for a node-limited license?
Please note: This content was from when I was operating my FireWall-1 FAQ site, which I stopped operating in August 2005. For some reason people still have links to this stuff on the Internet that people are still clicking on.
I am making this information available again AS IS. Given how old this information is, it is likely wildly inaccurate. I have no plans to update this information.
If you're still running versions of Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 where this information is still relevant to you, do yourself a favor and upgrade to a more recent release. If you happen to be running a current release and the information is useful, it's by happenstance :)
On the firewall module:
- cpstop (or fwstop in 4.1 and earlier)
- Delete $FWDIR/database/fwd.h and $FWDIR/database/fwd.hosts
- cpstart (or fwstart in 4.1 and earlier)
To avoid bouncing firewall use:
# fw tab -t host_table -x
command to delete the list. The list will be deleted after confirmation. Then delete the 2 files as above, they will be recreated.