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Lightweight Softether VPN Server

This docker only contains a working SoftEther VPN Server other components have been removed.

If you need other parts :

What is SoftEther VPN Server

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 and Microsoft'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. 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 with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

About this image

Versions will follow Softether VPN Github Repository tags and Alpine update.

This image is make'd from the offical Softether VPN Github Repository with 2 patchs :

  1. Server Patch:
    • Default Server cipher changed from "RC4-MD5" to "DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA"
    • Default HUB name changed from "DEFAULT" to "HUB"
  • OpenVPN Patch:
    • Default OpenVPN cipher changed from "AES-128-CBC" to "AES-256-CBC"
    • Default OpenVPN auth changed from "SHA1" to "RMD160"
    • Client string option edited according to modification

Nothing else have been edited. So when you will start it the first time you will get the default configuration which is :

  • /!\ Administration without any password /!\
  • Server listenning on 443/tcp, 992/tcp, 1194/tcp+udp, tcp/5555
  • A Virtual hub named "HUB" Without any user and SecureNAT off
  • Connection on 443/tcp, 992/tcp, 1194/tcp, 5555/tcp with Softether VPN Protocol
  • Connection on 1194/udp, 443/tcp, 992/tcp, 1194/tcp, 5555/tcp with OpenVPN Protocol
  • MS-SSTP Connection
  • Dynamic DNS

You will have to configure it. To do so use :

How to use this image

For a simple use without persistence :

docker run -d --cap-add NET_ADMIN --name softether-vpn-server -p 443:443/tcp -p 992:992/tcp -p 1194:1194/udp -p 5555:5555/tcp amary/softether-vpn-server

For a simple use with persistence (will give you access to configuration and logs) :

docker run -d --cap-add NET_ADMIN --name softether-vpn-server -p 443:443/tcp -p 992:992/tcp -p 1194:1194/udp -p 5555:5555/tcp -v $(pwd)/softether/config:/etc/vpnserver:Z -v $(pwd)/softether/logs:/var/log/vpnserver:Z amary/softether-vpn-server

Add/delete any -p $PORT:$PORT/{tcp,udp} depending on you will


  • v4.22-9634-beta : Initial Release
  • v4.22-9634-beta.patch1 : Update Alpine to 3.6, Improve Dockerfile, Secure Entrypoint
  • v4.22-9634-beta.patch2 : Fix mounting issues, update Readme
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