Hello and good morning from a chilly and damp autumnal north London.
This is my first post on the Odin forums. I have spent a few hours on the project so far and just finished installing ruby on xubuntu within a virtualbox vm in windows 10, and am about to work through onto the ruby on rails project today.
Stepping back slightly, when I got to section 2.5 in Setting Up Git and try and test the connection in xubuntu terminal, I get the following error:
I can work around this by using http port 443 (which I googled to find out) to get the expected response:
$ ssh -T -p 443 email@example.com
Hi jimfood! You’ve successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.
Following a bit more investigation, I have a few of questions:
Is using http port 443 a suitable workaround at this stage in the project?
I believe traffic can be directed to 443 for github by changing a configuration file in xubuntu.
Or, should I spend more time trying to open port 22 at this stage, to avoid future issues in the project?
I have already spent a couple of hours searching and trying to eliminate the problem (opening the port on my router, opening the port on windows firewall, allowing virtualbox connections in windows firewall, trying a bridged adapter in virtualbox settings) which hasn’t worked yet. I have also tried ‘ssh -T firstname.lastname@example.org’ on my windows10 host but this times out, so I’m guessing the overall issue is a firewall problem somewhere between my windows and github rather than a virtualbox/xubuntu issue.
Or, should I do something else to solve the port 22 problem.
Thanks for reading. Any help appreciated.