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Netscreen 5GT Outgoing PPTP

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Hi all,
I know this has been discussed ad nauseum, but I am still not able to get this to work. Please could I trouble you all for some clarification...

I have a network, protected by a 5GT. I have ony ONE static, external IP address, which has been assigned to my untrust interface. At the moment, I have an outgoing any any PPTP rule. Funny thing is, there is one pptp server, which I can connect to without any problems. The one that I need to though, and others, halts when verifying username and password. I basically understand that GRE is not being routed back through the firewall, I guess. (it would help if the one I used to test didn't actually work)

I have read other posts advising to set up DIPS. Well, I have only one ext IP, so that is not an option for me (I think?) I don't mind the fact that I will only be able to have one connection out at a time, it is just for testing a project, which is due soon.

I tried to set up a dip, using a range that only included my one address, ie. ~ - but that didn't work. I got an ###invalid dip parameter message. So I guess I am on the wrong track there.

I also read about using MIPS. Well I tried to create a MIP, with a mapped ip - same as untrust /static external IP, to the one host IP I wanted to test from, and I got an error that one of the ip's in the suggested range was in use... So THAT won't work either...

Sorry all, but I am tearing my hair out - surely this shouldn't be this difficult?

Thank you in advance for your help...


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