9.4 Initial Configurations

    After VPN Bridge is installed, there are several settings that first must be configured. This section describes how to configure these settings with examples of the settings when using SoftEther VPN Server Manager. The same settings can also be configured using vpncmd, so as a basic rule, the corresponding vpncmd command names are also provided. For information about detailed vpncmd operations, please refer to 6. Command Line Management Utility Manual.


    9.4.1 Changing the Manager Password

    At the time VPN Bridge is installed, the manager password for the entire VPN Bridge is not set. We recommend setting the manager password as soon as you install VPN Bridge .

    The following alert is displayed if the VPN Server manager password is not set when connecting to VPN Bridge with VPN Server Manager.


    Manager Password Setup Window.


    In vpncmd, use the ServerPasswordSet command.

    9.4.2 Creating a Cascade Connection with a Local Bridge

    VPN Bridge serves no purpose as a stand-alone program. To properly use VPN Bridge, you must configure a local bridge connection between the physical network adapter on the computer to which VPN Bridge is installed and the "BRIDGE" Virtual Hub, and then cascade-connect that Virtual Hub to the destination VPN Server.

    For information about configuring these settings, please refer to 3. SoftEther VPN Server Manual, 5. SoftEther VPN Bridge Manual, and 6. Command Line Management Utility Manual. For detailed information about connecting bases using VPN Bridge, please refer to 10.5 Build a LAN-to-LAN VPN (Using L2 Bridge) and 10.6 Build a LAN-to-LAN VPN (Using L3 IP Routing).

    For examples of using the user mode of VPN Bridge with the SecureNAT function, please refer to 10.11 Exploit SecureNAT for Remote Access into Firewall without Any Permission.