Fatal: unable to access 'Repository': Failed connect to bitbucket.org:443; No error

I was getting this error when trying to push a new branch up to bitbucket today:

fatal: unable to access https://{account}@bitbucket.org/{project}/{repo-name}.git/: Failed connect to bitbucket.org:443; No error

I was able to get the correct IP for bitbucket.org via nslookup, and I was able to access both HTTP and HTTPS in a browser. Going verbose didn’t reveal much new information either:

$ GIT_CURL_VERBOSE=1 git push –set-upstream origin feature/select-account-dialog:feature/select-account-dialog

  • Couldn’t find host bitbucket.org in the _netrc file; using defaults
  • Adding handle: conn: 0x36b570
  • Adding handle: send: 0
  • Adding handle: recv: 0
  • Curl_addHandleToPipeline: length: 1
    • Conn 0 (0x36b570) send_pipe: 1, recv_pipe: 0
  • About to connect() to bitbucket.org port 443 (#0)
  • Trying 131.103.20.168…
  • Timed out
  • Trying 131.103.20.167…
  • Timed out
  • Failed connect to bitbucket.org:443; No error
  • Closing connection 0
    fatal: unable to access ‘https://{account}@bitbucket.org/{project}/{repo-name}.git/‘: Failed connect to bitbucket.org:443; No error

Then I noticed the Cisco VPN client icon in the taskbar…I was connected to a VPN. Disconnected, and the push was successful. Hope this helps someone else out there.

Haping coding. Smile