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There are such a lot of VPN method to by-pass the great firewall in China. Somehow China government keep enhancing their great firewall system, some of the district or ISP in China can't even get through PPTP, L2TP and even OpenVPN now.

Shadowsocks - an open-source proxy project, widely used in mainland China to circumvent Internet censorship.

  1. Server Installation process in Linux:
    wget --no-check-certificate https://raw.githubusercontent.com/teddysun/shadowsocks_install/master/shadowsocks.sh
    chmod +x shadowsocks.sh
    ./shadowsocks.sh 2>&1 | tee shadowsocks.log
  2. Then follow the instruction, enter the password and the port you wanna use.

Server Setup complete, now go to the client side

  1. Download & Install the client  here https://github.com/shadowsocks/shadowsocks-windows/releases
  2. Enter your server IP, port and the password. Connect!

By default, all traffic should go through the SS server gateway, you can change the configuration and selectively choose what traffic you want to go through SS.

Enjoy!