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FireWall-1 FAQ: Cannot use <::svris01>: Not In Scope

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 :)


Not in scope messages mean that the referenced object (in this case svris01) is not defined in objects.C anymore. These errors usually come up when you try and load old rulebases when the objects in them don't exist anymore. Your options are to:

  1. Remove the references to this object manually by editing the rulebases.fws file and the corresponding .W files. Note: Before you do this, make backups of the files you modify.
  2. Recreate the object in the GUI.

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