Cannot clone from

I am working on an Ubuntu OS.
I have tried cloning several repositories from such as this –

git clone git://
Cloning into 'newcomers-tutorial'...
fatal: unable to connect to[0:]: errno=Connection timed out

And even tried with http:// –

git clone
Cloning into 'newcomers-tutorial'...
fatal: not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?

whereas if i clone any other repo from github it is successfully cloned.
Such as –

git clone
Cloning into 'Arduino'...
remote: Counting objects: 53558, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (617/617), done.
^Cceiving objects: 11% (5996/53558), 23.67 MiB | 1.41 MiB/s

I am working behind a proxy and already have set it by –

git config --global http.proxy $http_proxy

Any help?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Cannot clone from”

    The git protocol uses a special port (9418) which, is you are working behind a proxy, is likely to be blocked.

    As for http cloning, the web page of the newcomers-tutorial repo mentions an https url, not an http one:

    git clone

    Make sure to set your https proxy as well first:

    git config --global https.proxy $http_proxy
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