I have just installed Windows 10, Visual Studio Community 2015, and Git for Windows. I also installed the latest Bitbucket and GitHub extensions.
Within Visual Studio I cloned my Bitbucket.com-hosted repository, and performed these operations successfully:
$ git --version git version 2.19.2.windows.1 $ git pull Already up to date.
But then when I tried to pull from another repository I got this error:
$ git pull git://github.com/aegif/CmisSync.git fatal: unable to lookup github.com (port 9418) (Either the application has not called WSAStartup, or WSAStartup failed. )
I am able to ping github.com though.
How can I investigate and fix the problem?
A low-tech workaround is to replace
https:// in the URL.
The command then goes smoothly.
Please note that while it currently works with GitHub, this trick might not work with other Git servers.