Testing ISA 2004 with Netscreen

I need to setup a site to site ipsec (pre shared key) tunnel between my compamy and one of our suppliers. We are running MS ISA 2004, they are running Netscreen (screenOS 3.1)

Before i contact them to initiate testing, i would like to test the site to site link myself.

Can anybody give me advice on how to set up a aite to site link in a lab?

Would i need 2 ISA severs, or can i use 1 server and 1 workstation?

I read somewhere, for ISA and Netscreen to connect, ISA needs to initiate the tunnell, hwo would i get ISA to do this?

Thanks for your help.
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the tunnel is initiated by whomever tries to connect first as far as netscreens are concerened.

if you want the ISA server to initiate send the traffic from there first :)\

You can also create a preshare key with the software NSR (netscreen remote) client. so you can vpn from your computer ( or any NSR client) to the vpn as long as you have it set up correctly. use can test the preshare with that.

I can't help with the ISA... sorry.

hope it helps/

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