ECMP Load Balancing Algorithms on Fortigates

June 10, 2024

Just a quick refresher on the various ECMP algorithms that Fortigates support (as of FortiOS 7.4):

  • Source IP - All traffic from a specific source IP is sent to the same interface.
  • Weighted - Interfaces with higher weights get more traffic.
  • Source-destination IP - All traffic sent from a specific source IP to a specific . . .

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Inspection mode feature comparison on Fortigates

May 24, 2024

I came across this nifty doc describing the capabilities of flow-based vs proxy-based inspection modes for Fortigates. Very cool stuff.

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Obvious (but notable) takeaway: certain features only work with proxy-based inspection mode.

  • Video Filter
  • Inline CASB
  • ICAP
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Data . . .

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Helpful Fortigate CLI Commands

May 22, 2024

Here's my list of helpful CLI commands for Fortinet stuff (all published in the Fortinet Doc Library. I'll keep adding to this over time.


  • diagnose autoupdate versions - Lists the status of FortiGuard DBs and engines installed.


  • get router info routing-table all - . . .

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Cybersecurity Training Library

May 04, 2024

Here's my list of bookmarks for cybersecurity training resources. I'll keep adding to it over time.

Cloud Service Providers

Community / Collaboration / Forums

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Fortinet FCP Study Resources

May 04, 2024

A new month, a new certification endeavor! This time, I'm starting to focus on the Fortinet Certified Professional track. What follows is a breakdown of the various study resources I'm using. Time permitting, I'll update it with additional resources I come across along the way.


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