Update : 23/10/2021 > As there’s a official CLI out there, I’m updating the post with instructions for that too.
Cloudflare’s Warp is a great service to re-route DNS query and bypass blocked website.
Though it has clients for Windows, Mac, Android, IOS it doesn’t have a Warp client for Linux. Still we can use an unofficial client to get our work done. It has clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS. You can use it in Linux through the official CLI client or with WGCF.
Method 1 : WARP Desktop Client
Head over to this page and follow the instructions to setup repository for your distro.
- Ubuntu :
sudo apt install cloudflare-warp
- RHEL/CentOS :
sudo yum install cloudflare-warp
- Arch :
yay -Syu cloudflare-warp-bin
Register and Connect
You have to register for the first time
Now connect to WARP
curl https://www.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/trace/ if the output shows
warp=on you’re successfully connected to WARP.
To disconnect from WARP
You can enable WARP service if you don’t want to enter password after every boot.
systemctl enable --now warp-svc
Always Stay Connected to WARP
You may want to use WARP all the time. To do that run this command.
Or else it’s not necessary.
To check all available commands run
Method 2 : WGCF
WGCF is an unofficial, cross-platform CLI for Cloudflare Warp. It works with Wireguard. So before installing WGCF make sure you’ve installed
wireguard-dkms(if you’re using a Linux Kernel older than 5.6)
resolvconf(as @fazlerabbi informed me that he couldn’t find resolvconf preinstalled on some operating systems)
Note : You’ve to restart your system if you install wireguard-dkms.
You can install pre-compiled binary file from it’s releases or you can install it from AUR if you’re using Arch derivatives.
Install binary package
Download the package you need from release page. Then rename the file
wgcf, make it executable and copy it to
chmod +x wgcf sudo cp wgcf /bin
Or you can install from AUR if you use Arch
yay -S wgcf
Now we will create a Warp account
And generate a Wireguard configuration using that account information
We’ve to connect to Warp using that Wireguard configuration. It’d be much easier if you put that configuration file in
sudo cp wgcf-profile.conf /etc/wireguard
Let’s connect now
wg-quick up wgcf-profile
If you want to disconnect, run
wg-quick down wgcf-profile
Probably you’d like to run Warp every time when your system boots. You can do that with help of systemd
systemctl enable --now wireguard@wgcf-profile
I’m facing some issue frequently. For some unknown reason Wireguard can’t connect through my generated configuration profile multiple times. I’ve found a way out to resolve that. If you face the same issue you’ve to delete the previous profiles and regenerate new one, except your account profile. To do that you can run this :
sudo rm -rf wgcf-profile.conf && wgcf generate && sudo rm -rf /etc/wireguard/wgcf-profile.conf && sudo cp wgcf-profile.conf /etc/wireguard
Now start the service again. If you want, you can set an alias for this or make a bash script for convenient usage.
Getting Warp Plus Data for Free
There’s a python script from alilapro to get free Warp Plus data. We can use that Warp Plus data in Linux also. But we need to get a Device ID to run that. To do that go to
wgcf-account.toml and copy the
device id. You can use that ID in alilapro script to get free Warp Plus data.
Link your Warp account with other device using 22.214.171.124
Open 126.96.36.199 app. I’m using Android here.
From hamburger menu go to
Key. Copy the key and save it somewhere else we will need this.
Client Configurationyou’ll see a ID. Copy that and save it. (optional)
Now we’ve to put our license key into
wgcf-account.toml. Open the toml file, replace the existing license key with yours and update your configuration profile using
wgcf update and repeat the previous process.
wgcf update sudo cp wgcf-profile.conf /etc/wireguard
Now you can use Device ID which you got from toml file or Configuration ID of your 188.8.131.52 in alilapro script.