EdgeRouter PoE is an enterprise-level router based on Vyatta operating system, which contains a dual-core MIPS CPU called Cavium CN5020 according to the wiki.

Official shadowsocks-libev package source doesn’t contain MIPS pre-compiled version, also EdgeOS has some compatibility issues prohibiting us from compiling packages on that system, so we have to compile by ourselves, in an more-completed system.

Several people tried before, and from their research, we known that we have to use QEMU to emulate the same MIPS architecture and directly compile shadowsocks-libev and ChinaDNS on that system.


At first, we should prepare an machine installed Linux and QEMU on it. 1GB memory and 15GB disk space is a lot enough.

Then, download pre-installed Debian system disk image from so you don’t need to install system additionally, which will cost much time due to low efficiency under QEMU. Be careful to choose the right version.

After running the image from instructed command, follow below ones. Explanation were made to help you understand better.

You might be ask to do a little interaction during the installation process. The whole compiling process might take up to an hour to finish, drink a beer and relax.

# Clear out "no public key available" error
apt-get install -y --force-yes debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring
# Re-update
apt-get update
# Added backports to sources.list
echo "\ndeb wheezy-backports main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
# Install git in order to clone shadowsocks-libev and chinadns
apt-get install -y git
# Install shadowsocks-libev build dependencies
apt-get install -y build-essential autoconf libtool libssl-dev gawk debhelper dh-systemd init-system-helpers pkg-config
git clone
cd shadowsocks-libev
git checkout v2.4.6
dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -i
cd ..
# Install chinadns build dependencies (optional)
apt-get install -y automake
git clone
cd ChinaDNS
git checkout v1.3.2
./configure && make
tar czf ../chinadns.tar.gz src/
cd ..

Also, if you prefer not to compile by yourself, tried these debs

Remember to add local_address":"" to your shadowsocks configuration to let client bind as instead of, or iptables rules might not connect any more!

Finally, use this small tool to help you create custom iptables rules to redirect proper packages.