github push-ing behind draconian proxies!

git remote add origin git@SSH-HOST:<USER>/<REPOSITORY>.git
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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By: jnash
2009-11-19 06:57:50

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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.
bwoodacre · 460 weeks and 6 days ago

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