Install the package or AUR for the development version.
Trojan cannot run without proper configuration. It uses JSON as its config format. All configuration work is done in
/etc/trojan/. Detailed explanations of each field of the config file can be found here.
Examples of config files are at
You'll need to provide a TLS certificate and private key for Trojan servers to work. You can either apply for a free certificate with some automation tools like Acme.sh from Let's Encrypt or generate a self-signed one as shown in OpenSSL#Generate a self-signed certificate. Then, set the
key_password(not necessarily) fields in the config file accordingly. Note that you should pin the certificate by setting
cert on the client if you generate a self-signed certificate. Also, make sure that trojan on a server has enough permission to access the certificate and key file.
TCP Fast Open
For TCP Fast Open on servers to work, you'll need to turn it on in your OS:
# echo 3 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_fastopen
Trojan servers can be disguised as other services over TLS to prevent active probing. This can be done by, for example, running a web server with nginx and pointing
remote_port fields to the server address and port.
# systemctl start trojan@xxx # systemctl enable trojan@xxx
# systemctl start trojan # systemctl enable trojan
Trojan can also start in a shell, by running:
$ trojan /etc/trojan/config.json
You can replace
/etc/trojan/config.json with any other config files. Note that Trojan outputs its log to stderr, so you'll have to redirect it to a file if you want to keep the log.