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Serial Connections with a Fortigate device

So I have a 200B, no idea on the ip address, no idea on the password.

YUM

yum install minicom

Connect

Using minicom. I ran minicom and was told I had no /dev/modem

ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem 

To just try I did

cu -l /dev/ttyS0 -s 19200

Now to setup as

Baud 9600
8Bit
Parity None
Stop Bit 1
No hardware flow control

Ran minicom again and got a screen up, Ctrl-a z to go to help screen then to settings and setting the parameters as above.

Turn off the FortiGate 200b (in my case)count to 10, and start.

FortiGate-200B (17:35-11.23.2011)                       
Ver:04000010                                                                    
Serial number:FG200B391xxxxxxx                                                  
RAM activation                                                                  
Total RAM: 1024MB                                                               
Enabling cache...Done.                                                          
Scanning PCI bus...Done.                                                        
Allocating PCI resources...Done.                                                
Enabling PCI resources...Done.                                                  
Zeroing IRQ settings...Done.                                                    
Verifying PIRQ tables...Done.                                                   
Disabling local APIC...Done.                                                    
Boot up, boot device capacity: 3824MB.                                          
Press any key to display configuration menu...                                  
......                                                                          
                                                                                
Reading boot image 1330923 bytes.                                               
Initializing firewall...                                                        
System is started.                                                              
                                                                               
FG200B391xxxxxxx login:

Now the first time though I was not fast enough and could not login. So text editor I wrote out

maintainer
bcpbFG200B391xxxxxxx

Where FG200B391xxxxxxx is my serial number.

Turned off the FortiGate 200b (in my case) counted to 10, and restart.

FG200B391xxxxxxx login: maintainer                                              
Password: ********************                                                  
Welcome !
FG200B391xxxxxxx # config system admin                                          
                                                                                
FG200B391xxxxxxx (admin) # edit admin                                           
                                                                               
FG200B391xxxxxxx (admin) # set password newpassword                               
                                                                               
FG200B391xxxxxxx (admin) # end  

Now restart Minicom and connect with this new admin password.

FortiGate CLI Commands

?

config      config object                                                       
get         get dynamic and system information                                  
show        show configuration                                                  
diagnose    diagnose facility                                                   
execute     execute static commands       
exit        exit CLI 

So using this PDF, I went

FG200B391xxxxxxx # config system interface

FG200B391xxxxxxx (interface) # get

This gave me information about settings. Specifically:

== [ switch ]
name: switch    mode: static    ip: 192.168.1.99 255.255.255.0   status: up   

Oh great the device is still set at 192.168.1.99, didn't think to try that.

So on a PC with an IP address of 192.168.1.2, I went to https://192.168.1.99 and got:

Fortigate01.png

and could login with the admin password I had set above.

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