Vpn Client For Mac Checkpoint

I had such a hard time getting this figured out and when the solution was so freakin simple I felt I had to share.

Check Point VPN Plugin for Windows 8.1 is an L3 VPN client. It supplies secure connectivity and access to corporate resources using L3 SSL VPN Tunnel. Required Licenses - Mobile Access Software Blade on the gateway.

  • I have downloaded and installed the Checkpoint Endpoint Security VPN client. During the installation, I answered no to any questions pertaining firewall etc. The Checkpoint IPSec VPN client was interfering with the normal Windows IPSec service. Is it possible to reserve an IP for a specific MAC address on a VPN session? Windows 7 VPN.
  • We route all vpn traffic to the gateway, and our 'endpoint security VPN' desktop firewall policy is allow_all, so this workaround is a solution for our Mac users. Windows users use 'Checkpoint mobile for windows'.

I started to get an error when trying to connect to a checkpoint VPN using an endpoint client on my Macbook. The error was during the install and following attempts to run the program a pop up window would appear. In this window was the simple phrase 'Failed to create TrAPI'.

I had talked to a MAC 'specialist' and a checkpoint security 'specialist'. I was flagergasted when both responses was along the lines of 'Hmmm, I've never seent that before, so and so works fine.'

After months of digging around the Internet and trying various things like re-installing, removing other apps and doing a fresh OS install with a restore, all of which didn't help. I finally came across the fix today, and boy was it a simple one. You know the kinds, you smack yourself in the head and call yourself some not so nice names because of how simple it was. Of course you have a few choice words for your friends on the Internet who didn't put the information out there for all to use. I also must mention the nasty words for the people who I sought help from and had their higher than mightier attitudes since 'They haven't seen it before'. I'll save that rant for another blog entry.

Anyways folks, here it is:

Mac OS X (multiple versions)

Checkpoint Endpoint Security Client (multiple versions)

Error Popup window on install and startup:

Failed to create TrAPI

Solution:

chmod to 755 /usr/local/lib

Take it easy

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Hey guys, I work as a consultant for a firm with a Checkpoint firewall. I have downloaded and installed the Checkpoint Endpoint Security VPN client. During the installation, I answered no to any questions pertaining firewall etc. - I just wanted the VPN client itself.

However, after the installation, I am no longer able to use any of my pre-existing Windows VPN client connections. It does not matter whether the Checkpoint UI is running or not - shutting down the client does not fix the problem.

Uninstalling Checkpoint VPN on the other hand fixes the problem.

Does anyone know if it is possible to have both VPN clients work while being installed simultaneously? I don't need them to stay connected simultaneously, just avoiding to install/uninstall the Checkpoint client every time I have to use it is perfectly good.

Thanks!

NilsNils

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2 Answers

In 2003 I ran into this issue as well: the Checkpoint IPSec VPN client was interfering with the normal Windows IPSec service; the only way that I could get the windows IPsec stuff working again was to completely remove the Checkpoint IPSec driver (plus a reboot).I'm not entirely surprised that this 'feature' of the Checkpoint client is still there.

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Uneducated guess: The VPN client also installs a Windows Service that was still running after closing the client that was blocking other clients from working?

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