I’ve done these exact same steps on two Ubuntu computers and it works just fine. I copied the exact same
foo.conf file (along with a corresponding auth.txt file) into
/etc/openvpn/ and it works if I manually enter
service openvpn start. But I can’t get it to work on startup. I don’t remember having a problem before. It just worked.
/var/log/openvpn is empty.
/etc/default/openvpn matches the working computer (AUTOSTART=”all” is commented so it should use all by default).
It’s not starting the VPN after a reboot though.