I've followed this guide 3 times and every time I've destroyed the VM and started fresh.

SoftEther service is not starting automatically after reboot. Manual start works fine.

I'm not a seasoned Ubuntu admin, so please help me to find out how to check the log to see if there's any startup error.



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For those who have similar issue, to create the service this file should be created:

nano /lib/systemd/system/vpnserver.service

Description=SoftEther VPN Server After=network.target

Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/local/vpnserver/vpnserver start ExecStop=/usr/local/vpnserver/vpnserver stop


The tutorial is outdated.

Response from Omid Shojaee at digital ocean

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