Not a bug RSS Feeder giving error on every feed I try to setup


Formerly CyclingTribe
XF v1.1.1 - I'm trying to inject some jobs threads into a forum at GeeksChat but every feed I've tried has produced this same error from the feeder when I preview the feed:

Rich (BB code):
There was a problem requesting the feed. 

Error message: Feed failed to load, got response code 403
Here are the ones I've tried (all work okay in my web browser):

Any idea what's going wrong?

Shaun :D


Formerly CyclingTribe
Actually, I've just realised I had the Shorewall firewall installed recently - it's possibly related to that. I'll have a play with switching it on/off to see if RSS works. If so, I'll add a new rule.

RSS uses port 80 doesn't it?


XenForo developer
Staff member
HTTP is port 80, HTTPS is 443. By default - you don't need to run servers on particular ports, but that likely wouldn't come up.


Formerly CyclingTribe
Quick tip for budding geeks - don't remotely turn Shorewall off - otherwise it's a support call to the server centre to get them to restart it for you ... and in the meantime no one can get at your web sites. DOH! :ROFLMAO:

Use the "clear" command instead to disable the rules, but not Shorewall itself ... (y)