Unable to open '/dev/fw0' in /var/log/messages

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Article ID: 168137

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Products

XOS

Issue/Introduction

Due to a configuration error in fwkern.conf or an unsupported firewall feature you may see "Unable to open '/dev/fw0' "in /var/log/messagesFW1 fails to start and generates error messages that contain the following:

"Unable to open '/dev/fw0': No such file or directory"

Cause

This is typically indicative of an entry added to the fwkern.conf that has not been added properly, or the parameter that was added is not recognized by the firewall.

Resolution

Verify that the parameters are properly configured.

Workaround

N/A