A modular system for connecting to proxies. Designed to be probe-resistant, enumeration resistant, and easy to integrate at multiple layers in networking pipelines.

Refraction Networking Try the client.


Refraction Networking

Refraction Networking is a free-to-use anti-censorship technology, that places proxies at Internet Service Providers, so they are harder to block. This client includes support for both the TapDance and Conjure protocols


Install Golang and download conjure and any dependencies

  1. Install Golang (currently suggested to use go version 1.13.7+).

  2. Get source code for Go TapDance and all dependencies:

go get -d -u -t

Ignore the “no build-able Go source files” warning.

If you have outdated versions of libraries used, you might want to do go get -u all.


There are 3 supported ways to use TapDance:

package main

import (

func main() {
    // first, copy ClientConf and roots files into assets directory
    // make sure assets directory is writable (only) by the td process

    tdConn, err := tapdance.Dial("tcp", "")
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Printf("tapdance.Dial() failed: %+v\n", err)
    // tdConn implements standard net.Conn, allowing to use it like any other Golang conn with
    // Write(), Read(), Close() etc. It also allows to pass tdConn to functions that expect
    // net.Conn, such as tls.Client() making it easy to do tls handshake over TapDance conn.
    _, err = tdConn.Write([]byte("GET / HTTP/1.1\nHost:\n\n"))
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Printf("tdConn.Write() failed: %+v\n", err)
    buf := make([]byte, 16384)
    _, err = tdConn.Read(buf)
    // ...