Let me preface this by saying I'm pretty clueless with it comes to VPNs, so if you need any further info just ask - I'm not purposely being vague I just have no clue.

So I want to install OpenVPN onto a CentOS6 server. I've followed this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-setup-and-configure-an-openvpn-server-on-centos-6

All the certificates have successfully generated, however when I come to start OpenVPN, I get the following:

service openvpn start
Starting openvpn: [FAILED]

Where should I be looking to remedy this? I've hit a brick wall.


One obvious, but sometimes overlooked thing, make sure you are running service commands as an account with root privileges. Additionally, you could try checking /var/log/openvpn.log:

tail /var/log/openvpn.log

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