How to debug SoftEtherVPN

1. Compile and Debug SoftEther

In order to debug SoftEtherVPN I had to spend a considerable amount of time to get it running.

These set of libraries apply to Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get install -y cmake libncurses-dev libc-bin libc-dev-bin libc6 libc6-dbg libc6-dev libc6-pic  multiarch-support nscd libnss3-dev libreadline-dev libssl-dev

After that check out and compile the project

git clone
cd SoftEtherVPN
make clean

Then run the the vpn server as a root

./bin/vpnserver/vpnserver execsvc
  • Now open eclipse CDT and import the project
  • Go Run -> Debug Configurations -> and create a new "C/C++ Attach to application" -> Then hit "Debug"
  • a Menu with the processes running on your system will open, choose the vpnserver
  • Note: There should be two vpnserver processes running. Choose the one with "one" core next to its name

That's it. Now you should be able to debug SoftEther

Only Compile SoftEther

Also done for Ubuntu, you need to install the following libraries:

sudo apt-get install -y build-essential libreadline-dev libssl-dev 
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