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Using Github Behind a Restrictive Firewall

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When working behind a restrictive firewall, which limits ssh connections you may be running into some of the following errors:

Connection refused

git clone git@github.com:morganp/maruku_snippet.git
Cloning into maruku_snippet...
ssh: connect to host github.com port 22: Connection refused
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Bad Owner, Using .ssh/config

git clone git@github.com:morganp/maruku_snippet.git
Cloning into maruku_snippet...
Bad owner or permissions on /users/mprior/.ssh/config
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Not a Repository

$ git pull https://morganp@github.com/morganp/maruku_snippet.git
fatal: Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount parent /users)
Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).

RPC failed

$ git clone https://morganp@github.com/morganp/maruku_snippet.git
Cloning into maruku_snippet...
error: RPC failed; result=22, HTTP code = 405
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Getting it Working

Last time I ran into these issues I found I could clone as guest, changed morganp@github.com to just github.com. Pushing will then prompt for your github Username and password. Once cloned you can manually update the config file so you do not have to enter your username. Entering your password will still be required.

$ git clone https://github.com/morganp/maruku_snippet.git
Cloning into maruku_snippet...
remote: Counting objects: 52, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (38/38), done.
remote: Total 52 (delta 15), reused 43 (delta 10)
 Unpacking objects: 100% (52/52), done.

Modify .git/config back to :

url = https://morganp@github.com/morganp/maruku_snippet.git

git push will prompt for password via dialog box.

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