How to setup Shadowsocks for Linux

Install shadowsocks-qt5 on Client

I use shadowsocks-qt5, it’s a cross platform GUI software. This software isn’t in Debian’s repositories, so I build a deb package to install it.

Prepare the dependencies.

sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev libqrencode-dev libqtshadowsocks-dev libappindicator-dev libzbar-dev libbotan1.10-dev

libqtshadowsocks-dev isn’t in Debian’s repositories, build deb to install it.

sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev libbotan1.10-dev #skip this part if you've already installed these packages git clone cd libQtShadowsocks dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b

Build shadowsocks-qt5.

git clone cd shadowsocks-qt5 dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us -b

Set shadowsocks-qt5 on Client


  • Server Address: your hostname or server IP (IPv4/IPv6)

  • Server Port: server port number

  • Password: a password used to encrypt transfer

  • Encryption Method: chacha20-ietf-poly1305

Setting complete.