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Chapter 8. Configuring the Check Point N... > Preparing for the Firewall Implement...

Preparing for the Firewall Implementation

Nokia NSP devices run the pre-hardened IPSO operating system, which essentially means there is very little to do from an operating system hardening perspective. However, before installing a firewall on any operating system, it is extremely important to ensure that the operating system is routing packets accordingly, and that you have tested your DNS setup. From a Nokia perspective, you should set up Host Address Assignment, which is essentially the same as a hosts file on a UNIX system. This will ensure that your interfaces are properly named and bound to the correct IP address. In some cases, depending on your Nokia platform and IPSO version, you might need to upgrade the boot manager. However,....


  

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