I've installed SoftEther on Debian (see installation notes). Currently I can connect to VPN server by using

VPN Client>accountconnect heyyou
AccountConnect command - Start Connection to VPN Server using VPN Connection Setting
The command completed successfully.

VPN Client>accountstatusget heyyou
AccountStatusGet command - Get Current VPN Connection Setting Status
Item                                      |Value
VPN Connection Setting Name               |heyyou
Session Status                            |Connection Completed (Session Established)
VLAN ID                                   |-
Server Name                               |...
Port Number                               |TCP Port ...
Server Product Name                       |SoftEther VPN Server Developer Edition (64 bit) (Open Source)
Server Version                            |5.01
Server Build                              |Build 9670
Connection Started at                     |2019-06-01 (Sat) 11:33:05
First Session has been Established since  |2019-06-01 (Sat) 11:33:05
Current Session has been Established since|2019-06-01 (Sat) 11:33:05
Number of Established Sessions            |1 Times
Half Duplex TCP Connection Mode           |No (Full Duplex Mode)
VoIP / QoS Function                       |Enabled
Number of TCP Connections                 |2
Maximum Number of TCP Connections         |2
Encryption                                |Enabled (Algorithm: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384)
Use of Compression                        |No (No Compression)
Physical Underlay Protocol                |Standard TCP/IP (IPv4)
UDP Acceleration is Supported             |Yes
UDP Acceleration is Active                |No
Session Name                              |SID-BAR-9
Connection Name                           |CID-69
Session Key (160 bit)                     |...
Bridge / Router Mode                      |No
Monitoring Mode                           |No
Outgoing Data Size                        |3,477 bytes
Incoming Data Size                        |604 bytes
Outgoing Unicast Packets                  |0 packets
Outgoing Unicast Total Size               |0 bytes
Outgoing Broadcast Packets                |19 packets
Outgoing Broadcast Total Size             |2,462 bytes
Incoming Unicast Packets                  |0 packets
Incoming Unicast Total Size               |0 bytes
Incoming Broadcast Packets                |0 packets
Incoming Broadcast Total Size             |0 bytes
The command completed successfully.

Connection seems to work correctly, however, I can't obtain an IP via sudo dhclient vpn_bbb. I even did assign an IP address manually ( to the "vpn_bbb" interface on the client. However, I still can't ping to

What is the missing step here?


Help came from one of my folks. I didn't explicitly enabled SecureNat option which caused above issue. When I enable it by


everything started to work as intended.

See the updated Howto.

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