Overview I came across this issue not too long ago and wanted to share my findings. First, this issue is not just an OpenVPN issue. If a service is dependent on certain sockets and ports being open but they are in use or closed, the service is going to fail. The good news is that the issue is fairly easy to fix on a running server with a little detective work and a few easy commands. … [Read more...] about OpenVPN – Process started and then immediately exited. Socket bind failed on local address. Address already in use.
I was recently setting up an OpenVPN Server on a brand new VPS on OpenVZ from an un-named host and I was given the following error when I tried to start everything up after installation: iptables service not started because of error (SVC_RUN_EXCEPT) The Issue This is a pretty general error but is specific in terms of OpenVPN. This issue will occur when TUN/TAP is not enabled on your VPS container. As it turns out, my host was using OpenVZ and unlike XEN or other platforms, … [Read more...] about iptables service not started because of error (SVC_RUN_EXCEPT)
This tutorial will show you how to install OpenVPN on a CentOS Server. With a little experience, this tutorial can also be used to help install OpenVPN on other Linux Operating Systems. CentOS 5.8 64-bit OpenVPN 1.8.4 Open a Terminal in CentOS and enter the following command to download the package from OpenVPN's website (20MB): wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-CentOS5.x86_64.rpm Install the package using the following command: rpm -i … [Read more...] about The Fastest Way to Install OpenVPN