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Git Clone “Could not resolve hostname github.com”

Git Clone “Could not resolve hostname github.com”

An error message recieved within my VS Code WSL terminal when attempting to clone a new Git repository.

ssh: Could not resolve hostname github.com: Temporary failure in name resolution.
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

A ping response brings back a name resolution error.

I needed to edit the /etc/resolv.conf file. I’m using Vim here.

sudo vim /etc/resolv.conf

Within vim, add 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as nameserver addresses.

Now try ping github if successful the clone should work.

If unsuccessful look elsewhere 😉


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