Git Clone Workaround

Cloning from GitHub hanging for no apparent reason? A work-around. Anyone know why it works?

For some reason GitHub has been hanging when cloning new repos. I did find a workaround that solves it.

You need to make sure your ssh public key is configured in GitHub of course. Then, edit your .ssh/config file and add:

  Port 443

Then from the command line:

ssh -T

Then your clones should no longer hang.

I have yet to understand why this works. But its working for me!


I didn’t solve this. I found it here. Kudos to those folks!