v2ray-core VS v2ray-core

Compare v2ray-core vs v2ray-core and see what are their differences.


A platform for building proxies to bypass network restrictions. (by v2ray)


A platform for building proxies to bypass network restrictions. (by v2fly)
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v2ray-core v2ray-core
5 23
42,475 22,620
1.2% 4.3%
0.0 9.3
21 days ago 5 days ago
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MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of v2ray-core. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-05.


Posts with mentions or reviews of v2ray-core. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-13.
  • How to secure internet on an open Wi-Fi?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 13 May 2023
    If the changing por trick work you can try shadowsocks or v2ray.
  • Working from China
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/iOSProgramming | 1 May 2023
    Normal VPNs that you can see ads all over the place like N*rdVPN won't work, period. The correct way is to rent a few servers from different providers, make sure their ips are not blocked, and build your own V2Ray or Trojan service first. The Chinese gov will not be able to distinguish your Trojan traffic from ordinary https traffic, so the only thing that's sus to them would be the fact that all your traffic goes to one foreign ip, but I've been doing it for a few years without officials knocking on my door so yeah I think it will work for you as well. I don't take responsibility tho, do your research.
  • V2ray vs Shadowsocks, which one should I host?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/dumbclub | 14 Mar 2023
  • Need help to bypass website block from school/company wifi
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/indonesia | 31 Jan 2023
  • China VPN help - nothing works?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/dumbclub | 24 Jan 2023
    V2ray project https://github.com/v2fly/v2ray-core
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/dumbclub | 24 Jan 2023
  • 懂哥指导下自建梯子教程
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/real_China_irl | 13 Dec 2022
  • So stealth is just Wireguard over TLS? Or am i missing something?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProtonVPN | 24 Oct 2022
    (TrojanGFW)[https://github.com/trojan-gfw/trojan] and (V2Ray)[https://github.com/v2fly/v2ray-core]. But you need your own server to do it, and some few tweaks. For first-timer it might be quite confusing to configure, but you will understand how it works in the long run. You could also tunnel your connection to your server which then forward it to protonvpn (which what I'm doing rn).
  • #IranRevolution #MahsaAmini
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/privacy | 16 Oct 2022
    You also need to download https://github.com/v2fly/v2ray-core/releases/download/v4.45.0/v2ray-windows-64.zip (newer version wont work properly because of new config format)
  • New ways to hide Shadowsocks
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/dumbclub | 16 Oct 2022
    v2fly/v2ray-core version v5.1.0 User Preview offers an experimental variation on Shadowsocks outbound on the client. A comment dated January 14, 2022, explains: "This kind of censorship can also be temporarily evaded by only sending printable characters in the first 6 bytes of data. This pull request adds experimentReducedIvHeadEntropy option to Shadowsocks outbound. This option request V2Ray to remap the first 6 bytes of IV to printable characters. Enabling experiments have security implications. It is possible for anyone on the privileged network path to identify the protocol when this experiment is enabled." Only the client needs to be updated to implement this approach. Precompiled binaries are available at https://github.com/v2fly/v2ray-core/releases.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing v2ray-core and v2ray-core you can also consider the following projects:

Xray-core - Xray, Penetrates Everything. Also the best v2ray-core, with XTLS support. Fully compatible configuration.

v2rayN - A GUI client for Windows, support Xray core and v2fly core and others

hysteria - Hysteria is a feature-packed proxy & relay tool optimized for lossy, unstable connections (e.g. satellite networks, congested public Wi-Fi, connecting to foreign servers from China)

Cloak - A censorship circumvention tool to evade detection by authoritarian state adversaries

v2ray-agent - (VLESS+TCP+TLS/VLESS+TCP+XTLS/VLESS+gRPC+TLS/VLESS+WS+TLS/VMess+TCP+TLS/VMess+WS+TLS/Trojan+TCP+TLS/Trojan+gRPC+TLS/Trojan+TCP+XTLS)+伪装站点、八合一共存脚本,支持多内核安装

v2rayNG - A V2Ray client for Android, support Xray core and v2fly core

brook - A cross-platform programmable network tool. 一个跨平台可编程网络工具.

quic-go - A QUIC implementation in pure go

netch - A simple proxy client

shadowsocks-windows - A C# port of shadowsocks

v2rayA - A web GUI client of Project V which supports V2Ray, Xray, SS, SSR, Trojan and Pingtunnel 🚀

Matsuri - Matsuri (茉莉) / V2Ray / universal proxy toolchain for Android / Fork of SagerNet