Secure open source socks5 proxy designed to protect your Internet traffic.
Get flexible encryption with industry-standard algorithms and custom algorithms through a proxy instead of a VPN. Shadowsocks is designed to both be indiscernible from other traffic to third-party monitoring tools and also able to disguise itself as a normal direct connection. Shadowsocks encrypts the connection between the Shadowsocks client running on your local machine and the client on the proxy server, resulting in traffic that is significantly more difficult to interpret by firewalls. Data passing through Shadowsocks is encrypted for additional security and privacy.
Though Shadowsocks is a valuable tool, it isn’t known for being easy to set up. Launch Shadowsocks using Linode’s One-Click App to get started and use our comprehensive guides (listed in the Docs section on this page) to get your own proxy up and running in no time.
The Shadowsocks proxy requires a separate
Shadowsocks Password to authenticate to the service from your client. Enter a unique password into
Shadowsock Password field to be used in a later step.
Setting up the Shadowsocks Client
Once the Shadowsocks server is up and running, you must install the Shadowsocks Client on any device or devices that you’d like to have connect to the service. There are currently client services available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, and iOS.
When the client has completed the installation process, ensure that you’re setting up your client to connect using the following unique information:
|Address||Your linodes IPv4 address. Can be found in the |
|Port||The Shadowsocks One-Click App connects through port |
|Encryption||Set to use the |
|Password||This is the |
After configuration, your
Server Preferences should be similar to the following image:
This One-Click App was built by Linode. For support regarding app deployment, contact Linode Support via the information listed in the sidebar. For support regarding the tool or software itself, visit the Shadowsocks Discourse.