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Netscreen 5XT VPN client access

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Hi,

does anyone has any inormation on how to set up client side VPN on a Netscreen 5XT? I have one of those on my network border an I want to use VPN so I can access my network behind it.

Greetz,
Vince
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by:grblades
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Do you have the client software and VPN licenses?
See http://www.juniper.net/products/integrated/dsheet/ds_remote.pdf
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by:VMarcus
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Good question,
I bought it second hand. Is there a way I can check this in the  configuration?
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Sorry for the delay.I was on holiday.

I don't know if you can check the configuration as I don't really know much about their products. I just found the PDF and thought it might be usefull.
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by:Tom-at-Spectrum
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Hi VMarcus:

First off, you won't be able to run the VPN (at least not easily) without having a static IP address for the NS-5XT's Untrust interface, so make sure have that from your ISP.

After that, you can either purchase IPSec-compatible VPN client software for your PC, or use a more public type of protocol like PPTP or L2TP to encrypt the traffic into your network.  The documentation for these is available from NetScreen's website, but they may require a support contract--only about US$100/year.  The best doc on their site for practical solutions like this is the Concepts and Examples Guide.

I'd *strongly* recommend a support contract anyway so you can get firmware upgrades.  Some of them fix significant problems, and you would be able to call them for assistance, too.

HTH
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There are multiple ways of setting up client-box VPN tunnels for NS here is one.....

http://5xt.support.netscreen.safeharbor.com/knowbase/root/public/ns4295.htm?

and make sure you register with Juniper. for your support. it's always better safe than sorry.....
http://www.juniper.net/customers/support/
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I forgot about  this one :)

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