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github push-ing behind draconian proxies!

Terminal - github push-ing behind draconian proxies!
git remote add origin git@SSH-HOST:<USER>/<REPOSITORY>.git
2009-11-19 06:57:50
User: jnash
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github push-ing behind draconian proxies!

If you are behind a restrictive proxy/firewall that blocks port 22 connections but allows SSL on 443 (like most do) then you can still push changes to your github repository.

Your .ssh/config file should contain:

Host *

ForwardX11 no

TCPKeepAlive yes

ProtocolKeepAlives 30

ProxyCommand /usr/local/bin/proxytunnel -v -p -d %h:443

Host

User git

Hostname ssh.github.com

ChallengeResponseAuthentication yes

IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

IdentitiesOnly yes

Basically proxytunnel "tunnels" your ssh connection through port 443.

You could also use corkscrew or some other tunneling program that is available in your distro's repository.

PS: I generally use "github.com" as the SSH-HOST so that urls of the kind git@github.com:USER/REPO.git work transparently :) You

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At least in debian/ubuntu 'man ssh_config' reveals all the other options you can use. When I check out an svn+ssh:// url I sometimes need to specify an alternate SSH port, and ~/.ssh/config is the only way to do this, since the svn command line client doesn't accept port numbers in the repository url.

Comment by bwoodacre 244 weeks and 6 days ago

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