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SoftEther VPN (Stable Edition Repository) - An Open-Source Cross-platform Multi-protocol VPN Program https://www.softether.org/ We use GitHub as the primary official SoftEther VPN repository: https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable/ This branch is officially managed by Daiyuu Nobori, the owner of SoftEther VPN Project. Pull requests should be sent to the Developer Edition Master Repository on https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN Source code packages (.zip and .tar.gz) and binary files are also available: https://www.softether-download.com/ We accept your patches by the acceptance policy: https://www.softether.org/5-download/src/9.patch Copyright (c) all contributors on SoftEther VPN project in GitHub. Copyright (c) Daiyuu Nobori, SoftEther Project at University of Tsukuba, and SoftEther Corporation. All rights reserved. The development of SoftEther VPN was supported by the MITOH Project, a research and development project by Japanese Government, subsidized by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan), administrated by IPA (Information Promotion Agency, Japan). https://www.ipa.go.jp/english/humandev/ Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. SoftEther VPN runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris. SoftEther VPN supports most of widely-used VPN protocols including SSL-VPN, OpenVPN, IPsec, L2TP, MS-SSTP, L2TPv3 and EtherIP by the single SoftEther VPN Server program. More details on https://www.softether.org/. SOFTETHER VPN ADVANTAGES ------------------------ - Supporting all popular VPN protocols by the single VPN server: SSL-VPN (HTTPS) OpenVPN IPsec L2TP MS-SSTP L2TPv3 EtherIP - Free and open-source software. - Easy to establish both remote-access and site-to-site VPN. - SSL-VPN Tunneling on HTTPS to pass through NATs and firewalls. - Revolutionary VPN over ICMP and VPN over DNS features. - Resistance to highly-restricted firewall. - Ethernet-bridging (L2) and IP-routing (L3) over VPN. - Embedded dynamic-DNS and NAT-traversal so that no static nor fixed IP address is required. - AES 256-bit and RSA 4096-bit encryptions. - Sufficient security features such as logging and firewall inner VPN tunnel. - User authentication with RADIUS and NT domain controllers. - User authentication with X.509 client certificate. - Packet logging. - 1Gbps-class high-speed throughput performance with low memory and CPU usage. - Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone are supported. - The OpenVPN clone function supports legacy OpenVPN clients. - IPv4 / IPv6 dual-stack. - The VPN server runs on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. - Configure All settings on GUI. - Multi-languages (English, Japanese and Simplified-Chinese). - No memory leaks. High quality stable codes, intended for long-term runs. We always verify that there are no memory or resource leaks before releasing the build. - More details at https://www.softether.org/. GETTING STARTED --------------- Visit the SoftEther VPN Project official web site at first: https://www.softether.org/ If you are not a developer, it is recommended to download the binary installers from: https://www.softether-download.com/ To build from the source, see "BUILD_UNIX.TXT" or "BUILD_WINDOWS.TXT" files. HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SOURCE CODE PACKAGE ---------------------------------------------- Go to https://www.softether-download.com/ and you can find the latest source-code package file in both .ZIP and .TAR.GZ format. This is the easiest way to obtain the source code of SoftEther VPN. HOW TO GET THE LATEST SOURCE CODE TREE FOR DEVELOPERS ----------------------------------------------------- If you are an open-source developer, visit our GitHub repository: https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable/ You can download the up-to-date source-code tree of SoftEther VPN from GitHub. You may make your own fork project from our project. The download and build instruction is following: $ git clone https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable.git $ cd SoftEtherVPN $ ./configure $ make $ make install TO CIRCUMVENT YOUR GOVERNMENT'S FIREWALL RESTRICTION ---------------------------------------------------- Because SoftEther VPN is overly strong tool to build a VPN tunnel, some censorship governments want to block your access to the source code of SoftEther VPN, by abusing their censorship firewalls. To circumvent your censor's unjust restriction, SoftEther VPN Project distributes the up-to-date source-code on all the following open-source repositories: - GitHub https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable/ To fetch the source code from GitHub: $ git clone https://github.com/SoftEtherVPN/SoftEtherVPN_Stable.git We hope that you can reach one of the above URLs at least! SOURCE CODE CONTRIBUTION ------------------------ Your contribution to SoftEther VPN Project is much appreciated. Please send patches to us through GitHub. Read the SoftEther VPN Patch Acceptance Policy in advance: https://www.softether.org/5-download/src/9.patch DEAR SECURITY EXPERTS --------------------- If you find a bug or a security vulnerability please kindly inform us about the problem immediately so that we can fix the security problem to protect a lot of users around the world as soon as possible. Our e-mail address for security reports is: softether-vpn-security [at] softether.org Please note that the above e-mail address is not a technical support inquiry address. If you need technical assistance, please visit https://www.softether.org/ and ask your question on the users forum. DISCLAIMER ---------- THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. THIS SOFTWARE IS DEVELOPED IN JAPAN, AND DISTRIBUTED FROM JAPAN, UNDER JAPANESE LAWS. YOU MUST AGREE IN ADVANCE TO USE, COPY, MODIFY, MERGE, PUBLISH, DISTRIBUTE, SUBLICENSE, AND/OR SELL COPIES OF THIS SOFTWARE, THAT ANY JURIDICAL DISPUTES WHICH ARE CONCERNED TO THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS CONTENTS, AGAINST US (SOFTETHER PROJECT, SOFTETHER CORPORATION, DAIYUU NOBORI OR OTHER SUPPLIERS), OR ANY JURIDICAL DISPUTES AGAINST US WHICH ARE CAUSED BY ANY KIND OF USING, COPYING, MODIFYING, MERGING, PUBLISHING, DISTRIBUTING, SUBLICENSING, AND/OR SELLING COPIES OF THIS SOFTWARE SHALL BE REGARDED AS BE CONSTRUED AND CONTROLLED BY JAPANESE LAWS, AND YOU MUST FURTHER CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS SITTING IN TOKYO, JAPAN. YOU MUST WAIVE ALL DEFENSES OF LACK OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND FORUM NON CONVENIENS. PROCESS MAY BE SERVED ON EITHER PARTY IN THE MANNER AUTHORIZED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR COURT RULE. USE ONLY IN JAPAN. DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY UNLESS YOU HAVE A CONFIRMATION THAT THIS SOFTWARE DOES NOT VIOLATE ANY CRIMINAL LAWS OR CIVIL RIGHTS IN THAT PARTICULAR COUNTRY. USING THIS SOFTWARE IN OTHER COUNTRIES IS COMPLETELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SOFTETHER VPN PROJECT HAS DEVELOPED AND DISTRIBUTED THIS SOFTWARE TO COMPLY ONLY WITH THE JAPANESE LAWS AND EXISTING CIVIL RIGHTS INCLUDING PATENTS WHICH ARE SUBJECTS APPLY IN JAPAN. OTHER COUNTRIES' LAWS OR CIVIL RIGHTS ARE NONE OF OUR CONCERNS NOR RESPONSIBILITIES. WE HAVE NEVER INVESTIGATED ANY CRIMINAL REGULATIONS, CIVIL LAWS OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INCLUDING PATENTS IN ANY OF OTHER 200+ COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES. BY NATURE, THERE ARE 200+ REGIONS IN THE WORLD, WITH DIFFERENT LAWS. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO VERIFY EVERY COUNTRIES' LAWS, REGULATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS TO MAKE THE SOFTWARE COMPLY WITH ALL COUNTRIES' LAWS BY THE PROJECT. EVEN IF YOU WILL BE SUED BY A PRIVATE ENTITY OR BE DAMAGED BY A PUBLIC SERVANT IN YOUR COUNTRY, THE DEVELOPERS OF THIS SOFTWARE WILL NEVER BE LIABLE TO RECOVER OR COMPENSATE SUCH DAMAGES, CRIMINAL OR CIVIL RESPONSIBILITIES. NOTE THAT THIS LINE IS NOT LICENSE RESTRICTION BUT JUST A STATEMENT FOR WARNING AND DISCLAIMER. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE 'WARNING.TXT' FILE BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. SOME SOFTWARE PROGRAMS FROM THIRD PARTIES ARE INCLUDED ON THIS SOFTWARE WITH LICENSE CONDITIONS WHICH ARE DESCRIBED ON THE 'THIRD_PARTY.TXT' FILE.