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A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.



Debian / Ubuntu:

apt-get install python-pip
pip install shadowsocks


yum install python-setuptools && easy_install pip
pip install shadowsocks


See Install Server on Windows


ssserver -p 443 -k password -m aes-256-cfb

To run in the background:

sudo ssserver -p 443 -k password -m aes-256-cfb --user nobody -d start

To stop:

sudo ssserver -d stop

To check the log:

sudo less /var/log/shadowsocks.log

Check all the options via -h. You can also use a Configuration file instead.


Use GUI clients on your local PC/phones. Check the README of your client for more information.


You can find all the documentation in the Wiki.


Copyright 2015 clowwindy

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

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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