Technology Errors

fatal: Unable to look up github.com (port 9418) (Name or service not known)

I was attempting to clone a github repo on a Slicehost account and received the error below. Its possible that github.com recently updated DNS so if this happens to you then you can use the temporary fix I located on github’s twitter account.

Error:fatal: Unable to look up github.com (port 9418) (Name or service not known)

This error was caused by attempting to clone edavis10’s redmine repo using the command below.

bash

  1. git clone git://github.com/edavis10/redmine.git