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.