GitHub "git clone" times out when cloning from git:// protocol

This just popped up for us today on one older Rails app that has some dependencies that link to a git://github.com repo address. It was functioning as of a week or so ago but just stopped today during a routine build. I verified it myself by manually trying to clone a public repo:

git clone git://github.com/thoughtbot/griddler.git

That hangs for a couple minutes then times out. But if you clone the https protocol version of that repo it works fine.

I couldn’t find any documentation or news about sunsetting the git protocol or other forum posts.

There’s this changelog entry, which links an announcement last year:

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Thank you so much! That kinda certainty was exactly what I was looking for before going to town on our Gemfiles.

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