Apparently, if a http git remote is on a local network address, uuid discovery fails. The error message does not mention that annex.security.allowed-ip-addresses has to be set, but setting it solves the problem.

There needs to be a better error message, or possibly don't apply annex.security.allowed-ip-addresses to uuid discovery -- which does not seem like it would involve the kind of security problem that config exists to prevent. --Joey

While I think it would be safe to bypass annex.security.allowed-ip-addresses in this case, it seemed complicated to implement that, and also getting that wrong would be a security hole. Since this is a pretty unusual case, I think it's ok to need that to be set.

So, I've improved the error message in this case. (And a few other cases.) done --Joey