github port 443

Posted on 2012-08-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
to be able to clone or do any thing else with github one needs to have 443 open. Is there any way to work around that. I'm contracting at a state agency and the process of getting the approvals are in the pipeline but in the interim I'm hoping to get familiar with all things git.

thanks a bunch.
Question by:sanagarwl
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    Expert Comment

    You don't need to have your port 443 open. Github, which is the one hosting the HTTPS (HTTP+SSL) service, is the one that has its port 443 open.

    In normal setups of corporate networks, as long as you can access the secure (HTTPS) version of their website on the web browser you use, you should be fine.

    Author Comment

    thanks kristinalim for your response.

    here's the error messae i'm getting from the corporate network and this works just fine when I do clone from home...

    Cloning into 'Play-Area2'...
    ssh: connect to host port 22: Bad file number
    fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
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    Accepted Solution

    It seems like either a firewall mangles your SSH packets or there is some proxy messing with your SSH requests. You can use the Smart HTTP URL for your repository instead:

    git clone

    Click HTTP (beside "SSH") on your GitHub project page to get the URL.

    Author Comment

    thanks kristinalim,

    I tried the following

    $ git clone<myusername>/<myproject>.git

    the error I received was as follows:
    error: Recv failure: Connection was reset while accessing
    fatal: HTTP request failed

    $ git clone

    for this I closed the powershell window since it just sat there...

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