Using “KexAlgorithms diffie-hellman-group1-sha1” did not resolve “no matching key exchange method found” error

There’s a lot of questions about the following error, but they all have same solution which did not have any effect:

$ git push
Unable to negotiate with 192.168.XXX.XXX: no matching key exchange method found. Their offer: diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

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  • … in the ~/.ssh/config file:

    KexAlgorithms +diffie-hellman-group1-sha1

    I did exactly that. I assume that ~ resolves to %userprofile% on windows. My file is in C:\Users\MY_USERNAME\.ssh\config:

    ## use kex algorithm ##
    Host 192.168.XXX.XXX
    KexAlgorithms diffie-hellman-group1-sha1

    The result is that nothing changed. There is also suggestion to use ssh -o but I’m yet to find an answer that bothers to describe how exactly yo do that. I tried this:

    $ ssh -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
    usage: ssh [-1246AaCfGgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec]

    I need to connect to that GIT repository. I am on windows. The repository uses Gerrit. I also use SourceTree and it has no problems pushing into the repository. So the repository works, but git or openSSH in my bash is broken.

    What did I do wrong that this solution didn’t work for me?

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Using “KexAlgorithms diffie-hellman-group1-sha1” did not resolve “no matching key exchange method found” error”

    Resolved by using this command I randomly found in some comment thread:

    export GIT_SSH_COMMAND='ssh -o KexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1'

    Must be called every time you open the Git Bash. Yeah, git is hell.

    I resolved a similar problem on Windows 10 by updating my version of Open SSH to the latest (7.5p1-1) and then making sure that C:Program Files\OpenSSH\bin was the first entry in the system path so it used that ssh.exe and not any others.

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