Install latest/stable of ssocks

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install ssocks

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This is a shadowsocks snap app. After it has been installed, we can use the command:

$ sudo snap set ssocks server=shadowsocks_server_ip serverport=12255 localport=7777 password=yourpassword method=aes-128-cfb timeout=600

to generate a file config.json at SNAP_DATA. You only need to do it once. Then

$ ssocks

it will help you make the connection. Due to a bug at configure hook not working yet on 16.04 desktop, you may manually go the directory at:


to create a file named "config.json", and its content is like:

{ "server":"your shadowssocker server", "server_port":12255, "local_port":7777, "password":"your password", "method": "aes-128-cfb", "timeout":600 }

Then, run:

$ ssocks

You can also just simply use the "ssocks.cli" command to start the shadowsocks. For more info, you can use "sscoks.cli --help"

Details for ssocks

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Last updated
  • 17 May 2017 - latest/stable

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