Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Check Point: How To Update The Ethernet Driver On A UTM-1 Firewall

-Copy the 2.6_e1000.ko- file to a temporary directory on the firewall, perhaps /var/tmp.

-Decompress the file:
gzip -d 2.6_e1000.ko-

-Change the file name:
mv 2.6_e1000.ko- e1000.ko
-Set the file permissions:
chmod 644 e1000.ko

-Rename the original 7.6.12 driver, so it won't be used:
cd /lib/modules/2.6.18-92cp/kernel/drivers/addon/e1000-7.6.12
mv e1000.ko e1000.ko-7.6.12.original

-Copy the file into place
cp /<path_to_new_driver>/e1000.ko /lib/modules/2.6.18-92cp/kernel/drivers/addon/e1000-7.6.12


-Recheck the driver version has been updated:
ethtool -i eth0

output should look like this:
[Expert@r70patchtest~]# ethtool -i <interface_name>
driver: e1000
firmware-version: N/A
bus-info: 0000:02:00.0