Upon install Check Point SecureClient on my Mac OS X 10.6 MacBook Pro I found it was starting automatically on boot up. Which normally isn’t a problem, but because of the way it secures the network adapters it prevents essential traffic on my home network, because of this I am found shutting it down each time I logon. Which is a little frustrating!
The SecureClient doesn’t show up in the normal list of applications, but it can still be disabled using the terminal. (Utilities > Terminal)
One of the requirements of my new laptop was that it had to be able to connect into the remote sites I often connect onto. One of the applications I use for connecting to the networks is Check Points SecureClient..
Imagine my disappointed when I found out a Snow Leopard compatible version had not yet been released!!
However, I have managed to solve this little problem with the help of a blog post over at sysadmins-world.com
1. The Checkpoint installer refuses to install
The installer checks up for the Darwin Kernel version 9. In Snow Leopard we have version 10. So two files need to be edit within the installer package.
just right click on the installer and select Show Package Contents. This opens finder within the package.
go to Contents/Resources.
open TextEdit, use vi in a shell or whatever you prefer to edit a simple file
on file “InstallationCheck” change the number 9 in line 8 to number 10: if [ “$MAJOR” != “10” ]; then
same on file “postinstall “ change the number 9 in line 84 to number 10
That’s it. Just install it and reboot. Changes need to make afterwards in order to have it starting.