FortiWeb v6.4.0 and Let’s Encrypt

FortiWeb v6.4 starts to support the integration with Let’s Encrypt. This allows you to automatically generate server certificates alleviating the need to upload private certificates. The administration guide gives you some information on how to request those Let’s Encrypt certificates but in our opinion the configuration guidelines are not sufficient….

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FortiGate PPPoE inside a VLAN

Some providers (like init7.ch which already uses the Swisscom XGS-PON) do encapsulate their PPPoE traffic into a VLAN Tag (802.1Q or Q-Tagged). The reason for this is, that in the majority of the cases the provider is using a layer 2 network (last mile) of another provider, which uses VLAN…

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CheatSheet – FortiOS v6.4

The System Engineers of BOLL Engineering have been supporting Fortigate devices for 18 years. This year, FortiOS v6.4 was released and we have again gathered all the troubleshooting commands that we use regularly in our new CheatSheet. Hopefully this CheatSheet will help you as well. You will find the most…

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FortiAP and VLAN ID 97 or 98

Did you know, that on the FortiAP FAP-C24JE, the VLAN ID’s 898 and 899 are reserved for system use? Or that the FortiAP models FAP-S221E, FAP-S223E, FAP-221E, FAP-222E, FAP-223E and FAP-224E can not work with VLAN ID 97 and 98? I’m sure you already guessed it: These ID’s are reserved…

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Upgrade your FortiMail now!

There seems to be a vulnerarbility in some FortiMail versions, that allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to access the system by requesting a password change. Please refer to the FortiGuard PSIRT article. The problem here is not only the unauthorized access to the system, but also the change of the…

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Websites are not working anymore

Since June 1st you may notice that some websites (https) are not working anymore when Fortigate or the Palo Alto Networks Firewall is doing decryption or certificate inspection. Typically you are getting one of the following error messages:  5,799 total views,  2 views today

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