Re: Checkpoint Firewall denying Explicit SSL

Turn off SmartDefense even if only in monitor mode. I have to do it all the time for clients.

Chris Serafin
Security Engineer

Rob Thompson wrote:
Hello list,

I hope that this is an okay place to post this thread. I am really
not sure where else to go and I feel it'll be more productive than
trying to call Checkpoint.

I am running into a problem where I have a Checkpoint firewall that I
am being blocked by. (It's our firewall that's doing the blocking...
Funny huh?)

I am attempting to connect to an Explicit SSL FTP server. (Why
explicit??? Beats me, not nearly as secure as Implicit SSL.)

When I connect, the initial connection occurs fine and I am receiving
the initial response from the server that I am connecting to. The
problem is the data connect is not being allowed out of my network.

I have done a little bit of research on this and found that there is a
bug with Checkpoint firewalls and SSL via FTP. I was referred to
"Checkpoint support article sk9930" by a site that I Blackled.

Here's the problem, I can't find this article. I tried to locate it
via Checkpoints site and either this article is too old and is no
longer posted or...well I can never really find anything through that
company... Their site is, IMO, a true cluster.... Blackle/Yahoo - is
coming up with nothing.

Newho - is there anyone out there that has or can point me to a site
that has article SK9930? I really would like to be able to help fix
this problem without having to call Checkpoint out here to fix a known
bad problem in their device. Not to mention the hassle of trying to
even deal with them.

I'm sorry that this e-mail is so vague, I included what I think is
pertinent. If you need further information, I will do my best to
provide what I can.

Thank you in advance for any help that can be provided...