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sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing

I placed the Ip address of *.*.207.11  (255.255.255.248) on a laptop to connnect to a Mcafee Sidewinder Firewall. As I connected to it I recieved the following error: sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing. I am getting the certificate so that means it is connecting.

Does that mean it can't cache the certificate to the laptop or what???

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mtuma
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Re: sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing

Hello,

This is a tough one. I can't recall seeing this error before, and I can't find it in our databases. It seems logical that the Admin Console is unable to write certificate information to your client, but I am not sure. Do you have command line access to the firewall? I think it would make sense to look at the audit on the firewall while trying to connect.

Also look at the output of "df" to see if any partitions are full.

Regards,

Matt

Re: sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing

Matt

I do have an IP KVM hooked up to the firewall. What commands do I have to do to do an audit?

Kit

Message was edited by: paraspiral on 6/30/14 12:46:55 PM CDT
mtuma
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Re: sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing

Try the following command to output the audit to the screen:

showaudit -k | less

-Matt

cod6208
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Re: sslerror exception Error opening cert file for writing

I have this error with one of the firewalls I manage, and it appears to be a client side error, as I reimage the windows machine running admin console, and then the error will go away for a period of time. I am hoping that when I upgrade this firewall in the near future, that this behaviour will disappear.

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