I am trying to access a git repository on a remote server that is on the other side of a private-2-private VPN connection using HTTPS protocol. We have no permission due to Firewall rules, therefore I want/need to use a SOCKS5 proxy.
The proxy is established like (names hidden for privacy):
ssh -N -D 8003 firstname.lastname@example.org
git configuration for proxy looks like:
My "git remote" configuration looks like
Now, the following works OK:
git fetch zzz
git push zzz
So, no problems with the proxy. But when I try
It either complains that it cannot resolve "atc.remote.net" or - after adding host and IP to /etc/hosts - it times out after a minute or so. This seems to suggest, that the clone command does not work with the proxy. Am I doing something stupid here ? Btw - the git client is version 2.31.1 on OpenSuse Tubmbleweed Linux.
Typical case of "make yourself a fool on the Internet and find the answer 5 minutes later". OK, it took a night, but still...
Solution: put the git proxy settings in the "--global" section, not on the "--local". Then "clone" will work like a charm. Thinking about it for a moment it is logical. When I "clone", there is no local git config to look at. I had put them into "--local" in order to be flexible when using several remote repositories. DOH...
Anyway, I believe the best way (for me) is for the "clone" case to specify the proxy on the command line. Something like:
git -c "http.proxy=socks5h://127.0.0.1:8003" clone https://atc.remote.net/bitbucket/scm/yyy/xxx.git
Another insight - one does not need "https.proxy".
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