Firewall-1 version 2.1 produces this message when the fwstart command is issued or when fwm is started from the command line.
There are two possible reasons for this:
When a firewall module is installed without a control station on the same machine, the messages are displayed on the console (under UNIX) or in the event log (under WinNT).
The messages might be legitimate. You might find that fwm has not started and you cannot do some crucial tasks. One possible problem: The license might be issued for the wrong host ID.
Make sure the license daemon is running on the server. Then, consider the following cases:
Case one: As a workaround, ignore the present messages and get an upgrade to 2.1c or above.
Case two: To check for a misassigned license, run the command hostid(1). Your hostid is displayed.
Next, run the command fw printlic to see output similar to the following:
This is FireWall-1 Version 2.1 Type Expiration Features id-649f152b never stdlight