I tried to look at the source code for git-bash.exe to try to figure it 
out, but I can't find git-bash in the git repo. There are no files with 
'git-bash' in their name, and the string 'git-bash' occurs only in comments 
in git-gui.sh.

On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:24:40 AM UTC-8, Mark Allen wrote:
> Thanks, I've followed up your response on the ticket there and will put 
> anything else on that.
> GfW is great and until this issue has been very reliable for me. (As well 
> as using it on Linux environments too).
> Thanks for the support, it is appreciated.
> On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:04:31 UTC, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 06:45:33 -0800 (PST) 
>> Mark Allen <mark....@intared.com> wrote: 
>> > Thanks for the reply. 
>> > 
>> > No - it's not anything being blocked. I've tried it on a fresh, clean 
>> > install of Windows 10 (with only updates applied) and with Windows 
>> > Firewall turned off. 
>> > 
>> > Looks like I'm not the only one 
>> > https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/440. This is closed 
>> > without much of a resolution, so I opened a ticket their for it too 
>> > https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/580. 
>> Thanks for the amount of the information provided. 
>> But be prepared to be asked for more. 
>> > The problem with reliable software is you take it for granted and 
>> > when it's not there anymore you're lost! 
>> The problem with some pieces of reliable software is that everyone 
>> thinks a big thing like Git is something backed by a truckload of 
>> corporate-paid long-beardrd wizards which make no errors but the 
>> reality is rather different ;-) 
>> The reality is that for the 99% of its lifetime Git for Windows was run 
>> by a gang of some 4 or 5 folks working on it in their spare time, and 
>> only until very recently -- less than half a year I'd say -- GfW 
>> received corporate backing in the form of its lead developer having 
>> been hired by MS for a position allowing him to contribute to GfW in 
>> his paid work hours.  Now those 4-5 folks *are* wizards, but they can't 
>> find and squash all the possible errors which might come up.  Especially 
>> given how funky the problems on Windows may be, and the fact GfW is a 
>> port of a software which mostly targets a POSIX-like stack doesn't make 
>> this situation easier. 
>> The project is still underpowered, and hence the quality of the 
>> released versions basically amounts to the level of testing before a 
>> particular release is done. 

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