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Re: Git Slowness on Windows w/o Internet

Good point. I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip.


Peter Kostyukov
Senior Systems Engineer
Kohl's Department Stores - KIC
Office: 262-703-6533

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 6:48 PM Philip Oakley <philipoakley@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/11/2018 16:44, brian m. carlson wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 02, 2018 at 11:10:51AM -0500, Peter Kostyukov wrote:
> >> Wanted to bring to your attention an issue that we discovered on our
> >> Windows Jenkins nodes with git scm installed (git.exe). Our Jenkins
> >> servers don't have Internet access. It appears that git.exe is trying
> >> to connect to various Cloudflare and Akamai CDN instances over the
> >> Internet when it first runs and it keeps trying to connect to these
> >> CDNs every git.exe execution until it makes a successful attempt. See
> >> the screenshot attached with the details.
> >>
> >> Enabling Internet access via proxy fixes the issue and git.exe
> >> continues to work fast on the next attempts to run git.exe
> >>
> >> Is there any configuration setting that can disable this git's
> >> behavior or is there any other workaround without allowing Internet
> >> access? Otherwise, every git command run on a server without the
> >> Internet takes about 30 seconds to complete.
> >
> > Git itself doesn't make any attempt to access those systems unless it's
> > configured to do so (e.g. a remote is set up to talk to those systems
> > and fetch or pull is used).
> >
> > It's possible that you're using a distribution package that performs
> > this behavior, say, to check for updates.  I'd recommend that you
> > contact the distributor, which in this case might be Git for Windows,
> > and see if they can tell you more about what's going on.  The URL for
> > that project is at https://github.com/git-for-windows/git.
> >
> The normal Git for Windows install includes an option to check for
> updates at a suitable rate. Maybe you are hitting that. It can be
> switched off.
> --
> Philip
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