|Licence||Apache License 2.0|
SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. SoftEther VPN is open source. You can use SoftEther for any personal or commercial use for free charge. SoftEther VPN is an optimum alternative to OpenVPN andMicrosoft's VPN servers. SoftEther VPN has a clone-function of OpenVPN Server. You can integrate from OpenVPN to SoftEther VPN smoothly. SoftEther VPN is faster than OpenVPN. SoftEther VPN also supports Microsoft SSTP VPN for Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10. No more need to pay expensive charges for Windows Server license for Remote-Access VPN function. SoftEther VPN can be used to realize BYOD (Bring your own device) on your business. If you have smartphones, tablets or laptop PCs, SoftEther VPN's L2TP/IPsec server function will help you to establish a remote-access VPN from your local network. SoftEther VPN's L2TP VPN Server has strong compatible withWindows, Mac, iOS and Android.
yum install smeserver-bridge --enablerepo=smecontribs yum --enablerepo=smecontribs,smedev install smeserver-softethervpn-server config setprop bridge tap0,tap_soft config setprop ExternalInterface MTU 2000 config setprop InternalInterface MTU 2000 config setprop bridge MTU 2000 service bridge start expand-template /etc/raddb/users signal-event remoteaccess-update
if you plan to use softether VPN on port 443 (works only if you are in server and gateway mode). Yes you have to stop and then start, restart will fail. You also need a static IP to use port 443
config setprop httpd-e-smith httpsOnlyLocal enabled expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf service httpd-e-smith stop service httpd-e-smith start service vpnserver start service vpnserver stop
then edit the configuration
to set in place of 0.0.0.0
string ListenIP ip.ip.ip.ip
Then, for all to finish:
service vpnserver start
Finishing configuration using windows
Note: the windows utility works great with wine under Linuc.
Download Management Interface
For the latest versions of SoftEther components please check http://www.softether-download.com/en.aspx
After installation Clic On New Setting
Set Setting Name, Set Host Name, Choose Port Number 5555
Create Management Password
Choose Remote Access VPN Server
Create Virtual Hub Name
Set Dynamic DNS if Needed (Dynamic IP)
Enable L2TP/IPSec And Create Pre-Shared Key (No More Of 10 Charactere for compatibility with Android)
PSK lengths greater than 9 characters ARE able to be entered and saved, See following post from Softether forums and English lang dialog box that is referenced in that post: http://www.vpnusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8405 it requires the answering of the following dialog box with No to set a PSK length greater than 9, beware of issues with Android when length is greater than 10
Disable VPN Azure
Set User Name, Autentification Method, Password
Create Local Bridge
Choose Virtual Hub, Choose Bridge With Tap Device, Set Tap Device Name : soft
Finishing configuration with windows using the SME radius to auth users
one must set the Radius server credentials in the Softether VPN server manager (thus the info of SME Server itself)
host: localhost or 127.0.0.1 UDP port 1812 key: default shared secret that can be found with: cat /etc/radiusclient-ng/servers
The create a 'passthrough user' with the username of '*', set Auth Type to Radius and enable security policy. The default policy enables allows all SME Server users.
If you previously created SME Server users manually, you can delete these so there is ONLY one user called '*'
Finally one must set the pre-shared key also in the L2TP settings of the virtualhub
All SME Server users should now be able to create a VPN connection. Since Softether VPN is not 'integrated' yet into the db and templating system, one does not need to enable VPN access on SME Server user accounts. This option in Server Manager will be ignored by Softether VPN. By default when authenticating against the SME Server Radius server all users will be able to create a VPN connection.
If you want to deny VPN access to some SME Server users one must create separate user accounts in VPN manager with the username of SME Server, set authentication to Radius and enable security policy. Then edit the security policy and set it to disabled. The SME Server user is no longer allowed to create a VPN.
Finishing configuration using CLI
You can first connect using :
vpncmd `config get ExternalIP`:5555 /SERVER /CMD ServerPasswordSet
then you will be asked to change the password.
Following access could be done
vpncmd `config get ExternalIP`:5555 /SERVER
you can list the available configuration with the followinf command :
config show vpnserver
Some of the properties are not shown, but are defaulted in a template or a script. Here a more comprehensive list with default and expected values :
|TCPPorts||1194,5555||coma separated port numbers|
|UDPPorts||1194,500,1701,4500||coma separated port numbers|
also mportant other propertie is (enabled will allow to use 443 port for VPN on external interface):
config getprop httpd-e-smith httpsOnlyLocal
yum remove smeserver-softethervpn-server softethervpn-server config delprop httpd-e-smith httpsOnlyLocal signal-event remoteaccess-update
Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:
|ID||Product||Version||Status||Summary (2 tasks)|
|SME Contribs||10alpha||RESOLVED||Initial Import in SME 10 [smeserver-softetherVPN-server]|
|10915||SME Contribs||9.3||CONFIRMED||NFR: initial configuration using action /event|
Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.
Other articles in this category
Libreswan, OpenVPN SiteToSite, Libreswan IPSEC, Ipsec, Smeserver-libreswan-xl2tpd, OpenVPN Routed, OpenVPN, VPN, OpenVPN Bridge, OpenVPN Bridge/fr, SME Server wishlist, SoftEther VPN, Softethervpn-server