# User Guide

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The usage of FastGit is basically relied on git . For common GitHub operations, you can use the command clone like:

git clone https://github.com/author/repo

To use FastGit, you need to change it into:

git clone https://hub.fastgit.org/author/repo

Just like what you see, FastGit is physically a proxy of GitHub, and what you need to do is just replacing the URL.

You can also edit git configurations to take an easier way to use our service.

You can also change the configuration of git directly, replacing the link of GitHub entirely with FastGit:

git config --global url."https://hub.fastgit.org/".insteadOf "https://github.com/"
git config protocol.https.allow always

Note

Don't forget to check if FastGit is down when you are troubleshooting network errors, even though we offer SLA guarantees of up to 0% availability.

Note

You will fail to push or to do other operations which need your authorisation after you turn FA2 on unless using access token (opens new window) as your password.

With the growth of FastGit, we will deploy more resources to support our speed-up service. You can find the list of our nodes in the chapter Nodes.

# The Usage of Web

FastGit also supplies basic supports for the common GitHub Web operations. You can directly access nodes with Web supports.

Due to the safety concerns, we banned sensitive things, like Cookie and Session . That means you are not able to do sensitive operations such as signing in GitHub via FastGit.

# Download Releases or Source Code Archives

For common clone and push operations, FastGit already has provided perfect support. We can use the command below to download releases & source code archives.

# Release
# If your downalod link is: https://github.com/A/A/releases/download/1.0/1.0.tar.gz , then you use:
wget https://download.fastgit.org/A/A/releases/download/1.0/1.0.tar.gz

# Codeload
# If your download link is: https://hub.fastgit.org/A/A/archive/master.zip
# or https://codeload.github.com/A/A/zip/master
wget https://download.fastgit.org/A/A/archive/master.zip

# SSH Operation

We also support SSH clone. Just replace github.com to fastgit.org to enjoy.

Due to some unresistible factors, we are no longer to provide SSH clone service.

26/06/2021 Update: As the 2FA issue persists, it is difficult to get much done via HTTPS. In view of the current situation, we have continued the SSH operation service.

Unlike before, we have split the domain where the SSH service is located, in other words it is not possible to work by replacing the address with FastGit.org.

Our SSH operation address is ssh.fastgit.org, and we can speed things up by simply replacing the address.

# For the Raw Proxy

We also have proxy for https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ (opens new window).
The URL is: https://raw.fastgit.org/ (opens new window).

# What to do if you have problems with FastGit

  1. Make sure your network and DNS are working properly
  2. Please check https://status.fastgit.org (opens new window) and https://github.com/FastGitORG/uptime (opens new window) to confirm if FastGit is facing potential service unavailability
  3. Change your DNS to AliPublic public DNS to avoid potential DNS pollution issues
  4. Try to communicate with the FastGit IP via Tcpping

When you have confirm that FastGit is or is potentially unavailable, please contact us. You can communicate us by sending an email to admin@fastgit.org, opening an issue to our discussion https://github.com/FastGitORG/discussion (opens new window), or via the Telegram instant messaging group @FastGit (opens new window).

Tip

It is important to note that PING does not determine if a server is unavailable. We recommend using Tcpping to detect port 443.

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