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[Openvpn-users] server won't start, no output


  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] server won't start, no output
  • From: Bart van Heukelom <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2007 23:02:57 +0200

I would like to create a VPN connection between my remote windows laptop
and linux (debian) home server. i've downloaded and installed openvpn
with apt-get, and configured it correctly (AFAIK). however, the server
won't start

if i run *openvpn <configfile>* there's no output and the process exits
immediately, while there should be something like this

    quote:
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 OpenVPN 2.0_rc12 i686-suse-linux [SSL] [LZO]
    [EPOLL] built on Feb 5 2005
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 Diffie-Hellman initialized with 1024 bit key
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 TLS-Auth MTU parms [ L:1542 D:138 EF:38 EB:0
    ET:0 EL:0 ]
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 TUN/TAP device tun1 opened
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 /sbin/ifconfig tun1 10.8.0.1 pointopoint
    10.8.0.2 mtu 1500
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 /sbin/route add -net 10.8.0.0 netmask
    255.255.255.0 gw 10.8.0.2
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 Data Channel MTU parms [ L:1542 D:1450 EF:42
    EB:23 ET:0 EL:0 AF:3/1 ]
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 UDPv4 link local (bound): [undef]:1194
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 UDPv4 link remote: [undef]
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 MULTI: multi_init called, r=256 v=256
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 IFCONFIG POOL: base=10.8.0.4 size=62
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 IFCONFIG POOL LIST
    Sun Feb 6 20:46:38 2005 Initialization Sequence Completed

if i run */etc/init.d/openvpn start* i get

    quote:
    Starting virtual private network daemon: heukvpn(FAILED).

a very non-descriptive error. what can i be doing wrong?
i've already tried openvpn --verb 11 --config <configfile> but nothing
changes

Bart

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