I'm completely new to git-annex, I'm trying to follow this guide:


All steps succeeded except the git annex sync --content which results in the following message:

'Remote origin not usable by git-annex; setting annex-ignore'

Here is an example of the output I receive:

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.
nothing to commit, working directory clean
$ git push origin master git-annex
Everything up-to-date
$ git annex sync --content

  Remote origin not usable by git-annex; setting annex-ignore
commit  ok
pull origin
pull origin
$ git config remote.origin.url

Is it required to use the ssh protocol in order to get annex working?

I'm using https since I'm behind a firewall, and the ssh protocol always time out. Is there anything I can do?