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Checkpoint vpn debug - Cannot signal vpnd: No such process

Alexander Bochmann Wednesday 05 of August, 2015
Jotting this down as I've found no useful reference to the above error message on the net:

Trying to enable IKE debugging on a Checkpoint FW1 using vpn debug ikeon results in the error message Cannot signal vpnd: No such process

This happens when the PID in in /opt/CPsuite-Rxx/fw1/tmp/vpnd.pid has been overwritten. I've seen various people (including myself) run into this because they had typed vpnd debug instead of vpn debug at some point...

Solution: Overwrite vpnd.pid with the correct PID

pgrep vpnd > $FWDIR/tmp/vpnd.pid