I have gitlab runner with, docker as executor and docker:latest as default image.

Runner is connected to the project and runs pipeline, but it stuck at

Reinitialized existing Git repository in /builds/sachith/omy-project/.git/

fatal: unable to access 'https://gitlab.myhost.com:1234/sachith/omy-project.git/': Failed to connect to gitlab.myhost.com port 1234: Operation timed out

I logged to gitlab-runner running server and tried cloning project as gitlab-runner user and it worked.

Why am I getting this error?

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This is likely because your requests were dropped before they landed on the GitLab host. Check your firewalls and other security rules after assured that the 1234 port is open

  • Port is open and can access to it. Will check and let you know. Commented Feb 6, 2021 at 15:47

It was a simple mistake I made when I register gitlab-runner. I just used gitlab-runner register [options]

But when I register it with sudo, it was working properly.

sudo gitlab-runner register [option]

Runner is running in Ubuntu-18.04 server.

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