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  1. #1

    doubt on openvpn


    i have installed openvpn-2.0.9 and lzo library to my system..........

    After i successfully configured ..................

    for testing purpose.........
    i ran the command at openvpn directory " openvpn --config server"........

    It shows me a error like " SOCKET BIND FAILURE , ADDRESS ALREADY IN USE"

    and one more thing is.....

    there is no "openvpn directory" in /etc directory

    pls canbody solve my problem..........

    Thanks in Advance

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    That error means some other process (or even another instance of the openvpn process) is using that address and port combination.

    From what you've given us I'd suggest that the openvpn process is already running.

     ps ax | grep openvpn
    will show you it if it is.

    If it or another process is running, stop it and try your test command again. If you have any problems, post them here along with complete command lines and the contents of your openvpn config file.

    Incidentally, your config file doesn't have to be in the /etc/openvpn directory but most guides assume it will be so it might be easier if it was.

    Let us know how you get on,

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