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Heidi Humphrey's profile picture
Posts: 33

28 March 2011, 5:25 PM

Hi there,

I am trying to add a RSS feed to a view and am getting an error message unable to connect to host. I have tried several feeds which should work. Any ideas? Does something in the background need to be changed?

Many thanks,

Heidi Humphrey

 

François Marier's profile picture
Posts: 411

28 March 2011, 7:30 PM

It's quite common (for security reasons) for servers to prevent the web server user from being able to initiate connections to other servers. I suspect this might be what is happening on your install.

Cheers,

Francois

Heidi Humphrey's profile picture
Posts: 33

28 March 2011, 9:49 PM

Hi Francois,

We have tried turning off the firewall and we are still unable to connect to host. Is there something specific we need to look at changing in the system?

Many thanks,

Heidi Humphrey

François Marier's profile picture
Posts: 411

28 March 2011, 11:01 PM

Hi Heidi,

Is it possible that you are forced to use a web proxy to fetch remote URLs?

One thing you could try on your server is to ssh into the server and try fetching the RSS feed using wget:

  wget http://example.com/feed.rss

If that doesn't work, then your problem is definitely outside of Mahara.

Cheers,

Francois

Heidi Humphrey's profile picture
Posts: 33

31 March 2011, 4:12 PM

Thanks Francois the issue has now been resolved

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