Force Bower to clone from https:// instead of git://17 Aug 2013 • 1 minute read
Most Bower packages will be fetched using a git:// URL, which connects on port 9418. This can be problematic if you’re behind a firewall which blocks this port.
You can get around this quite easily by telling Git to always use https:// instead of git://:
git config --global url.https://.insteadOf git://