OpenVPN Service Not Starting on Raspian Stretch (PiVPN + PiHole Setup)

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blackconvoy
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OpenVPN Service Not Starting on Raspian Stretch (PiVPN + PiHole Setup)

Post by blackconvoy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:50 am

So I have tried to setup PiVPN using this guide and this addendum under the "Installing with Pi-Hole" section.

I had it working for a short moment originally, but due to some setup issues with ports etc, I decided to uninstall and run through the install process again. Now that I know all my settings are what I want, it looks like OpenVPN is immediately exiting whenever it tries to start.

Potentially Relevant Info:
OS: Latest Raspbian Stretch
PiHole Status: Working correctly as of this writing
Result from running "sudo systemctl status openvpn"
● openvpn.service - OpenVPN service
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/openvpn.service; enabled; vendor preset:
Active: active (exited) since Thu 2018-06-07 23:29:16 PDT; 18min ago
Process: 632 ExecStart=/bin/true (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 632 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
CGroup: /system.slice/openvpn.service


Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts. Also, I'm just learning this system, so please be specific and direct with instructions. I can follow instructions just fine, but will likely not know to do something if it isn't explicitly stated.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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