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       ss-server - shadowsocks server, libev port


       ss-server [-uUv] [-h|--help] [-s <server_host>] [-p <server_port>] [-l <local_port>] [-k
       <password>] [-m <encrypt_method>] [-f <pid_file>] [-t <timeout>] [-c <config_file>] [-i
       <interface>] [-a <user_name>] [-d <addr>] [-n <nofile>] [-b <local_address>] [--fast-open]
       [--reuse-port] [--mptcp] [--acl <acl_config>] [--mtu <MTU>] [--no-delay]
       [--manager-address <path_to_unix_domain>] [--plugin <plugin_name>] [--plugin-opts
       <plugin_options>] [--password <password>] [--key <key_in_base64>]


       Shadowsocks-libev is a lightweight and secure socks5 proxy. It is a port of the original
       shadowsocks created by clowwindy. Shadowsocks-libev is written in pure C and takes
       advantage of libev to achieve both high performance and low resource consumption.

       Shadowsocks-libev consists of five components. ss-server(1) runs on a remote server to
       provide secured tunnel service. For more information, check out shadowsocks-libev(8).


       -s <server_host>
           Set the server’s hostname or IP.

       -p <server_port>
           Set the server’s port number.

       -k <password>, --password <password>
           Set the password. The server and the client should use the same password.

       --key <key_in_base64>
           Set the key directly. The key should be encoded with URL-safe Base64.

       -m <encrypt_method>
           Set the cipher.

           Shadowsocks-libev accepts 18 different ciphers:

           aes-128-gcm, aes-192-gcm, aes-256-gcm, rc4-md5, aes-128-cfb, aes-192-cfb, aes-256-cfb,
           aes-128-ctr, aes-192-ctr, aes-256-ctr, bf-cfb, camellia-128-cfb, camellia-192-cfb,
           camellia-256-cfb, chacha20-ietf-poly1305, salsa20, chacha20 and chacha20-ietf.

           If built with PolarSSL or custom OpenSSL libraries, some of these ciphers may not

       -a <user_name>
           Run as a specific user.

       -f <pid_file>
           Start shadowsocks as a daemon with specific pid file.

       -t <timeout>
           Set the socket timeout in seconds. The default value is 60.

       -c <config_file>
           Use a configuration file.

           Refer to shadowsocks-libev(8) CONFIG FILE section for more details.

       -n <number>
           Specify max number of open files.

           Only available on Linux.

       -i <interface>
           Send traffic through specific network interface.

           For example, there are three interfaces in your device, which is lo (, eth0
           ( and eth1 ( Meanwhile, you configure ss-server to listen on
  and bind to eth1. That results the traffic go out through eth1, but not
           lo nor eth0. This option is useful to control traffic in multi-interface environment.

       -b <local_address>
           Specify local address to bind.

           Enable UDP relay.

           Enable UDP relay and disable TCP relay.

           Resovle hostname to IPv6 address first.

       -d <addr>
           Setup name servers for internal DNS resolver (libc-ares). The default server is
           fetched from /etc/resolv.conf.

           Enable TCP fast open.

           Only available with Linux kernel > 3.7.0.

           Enable port reuse.

           Only available with Linux kernel > 3.9.0.

           Enable TCP_NODELAY.

       --acl <acl_config>
           Enable ACL (Access Control List) and specify config file.

       --manager-address <path_to_unix_domain>
           Specify UNIX domain socket address for the communication between ss-manager(1) and

           Only available in server and manager mode.

       --mtu <MTU>
           Specify the MTU of your network interface.

           Enable Multipath TCP.

           Only available with MPTCP enabled Linux kernel.

       --plugin <plugin_name>
           Enable SIP003 plugin. (Experimental)

       --plugin-opts <plugin_options>
           Set SIP003 plugin options. (Experimental)

           Enable verbose mode.

           Print help message.


       It is recommended to use a config file when starting ss-server(1).

       The config file is written in JSON and is easy to edit. Check out the SEE ALSO section for
       the default path of config file.

           # Start the ss-server
           ss-server -c /etc/shadowsocks-libev/config.json


       The config file of shadowsocks-libev(8) is slightly different from original shadowsocks.

       In order to listen to both IPv4/IPv6 address, use the following grammar in your config
       json file:


       ss-server(1) also does not understand "port_password" field in config file. If you want to
       start up multiple server instances with a single config file, please try ss-manager tool.
       See ss-manager(8) for details.


       ss-local(1), ss-tunnel(1), ss-redir(1), ss-manager(1), shadowsocks-libev(8), iptables(8),