Unable clone a codeplex repository behind university proxy

Jul 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM

I can browse the following project without any issues from Firefox/internet explorer,


But, using the TortoiseHG version 2.4.2 client, I am unable to clone the repository. Here are the steps I followed to configure the proxy settings,

  1. Open up the TortoiseHg Workbench
  2. Select File > Settings
  3. Press button 'Edit File' near the top-right to open file editor

And in the file I added these line

host =
user = xxxxxxx
passwd = xxxxxxx
(actual values withheld)

Now, when I try to checkout I'm getting the following error message,

SSL error: unknown protocol

Does anyone have any ideas on what I could try next? I'm doing my thesis and the university proxy does not seem to co-operate with me. :(


Jul 13, 2012 at 6:02 AM
Edited Jul 13, 2012 at 6:03 AM

Found a solution myself after a day of frustration. For more details check here,