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Before sing-box 1.4.0:

  • Go 1.18.5 - 1.20.x

Since sing-box 1.4.0:

  • Go 1.18.5 - ~
  • Go 1.20.0 - ~ with tag with_quic enabled

Since sing-box 1.5.0:

  • Go 1.18.5 - ~
  • Go 1.20.0 - ~ with tag with_quic or with_ech enabled

Since sing-box 1.8.0:

  • Go 1.18.5 - ~
  • Go 1.20.0 - ~ with tag with_quic, or with_utls enabled
  • Go 1.21.0 - ~ with tag with_ech enabled

You can download and install Go from:, latest version is recommended.

Simple Build


Or build and install binary to $GOBIN:

make install

Custom Build

TAGS="tag_a tag_b" make


go build -tags "tag_a tag_b" ./cmd/sing-box

Build Tags

Build Tag Enabled by default Description
with_quic Build with QUIC support, see QUIC and HTTP3 DNS transports, Naive inbound, Hysteria Inbound, Hysteria Outbound and V2Ray Transport#QUIC.
with_grpc Build with standard gRPC support, see V2Ray Transport#gRPC.
with_dhcp Build with DHCP support, see DHCP DNS transport.
with_wireguard Build with WireGuard support, see WireGuard outbound.
with_ech Build with TLS ECH extension support for TLS outbound, see TLS.
with_utls Build with uTLS support for TLS outbound, see TLS.
with_reality_server Build with reality TLS server support, see TLS.
with_acme Build with ACME TLS certificate issuer support, see TLS.
with_clash_api Build with Clash API support, see Experimental.
with_v2ray_api Build with V2Ray API support, see Experimental.
with_gvisor Build with gVisor support, see Tun inbound and WireGuard outbound.
with_embedded_tor (CGO required) Build with embedded Tor support, see Tor outbound.

It is not recommended to change the default build tag list unless you really know what you are adding.