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timf

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I've been running Geeklog for about a year now - just recently tried adding rss feeds from other content providers - but I can't get external RSS feeds to work in my portal blocks.

works fine for one I created internally - i.e. - http://mysite.com/forum/forum.rdf works fine but for example:

http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rss does not.

I've verified several feeds - they all come up in my browser - but always error out in portal block.

Log shows:
Geeklog can not reach the feed at http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rss.

php.ini has fopen ON (verified by running phpinfo)

and just to be sure I added a .htaccess file containing
php_flag allow_url_fopen on in the oublic_html directory.

Also made sure Allowoveride is set to enable .htaccess in httpd.conf file.

I'm totally stumped!

wget http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rss works fine - so my workaround is to do a cron job to dump it llocally then read the local file - but I'd really like it to work as designed!

Banging your head
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timf

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bumpity bump

still having this issue - still not happy about the workaround
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rjrufo

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Slashdot was having problems with their feed a while back. Maybe they're having problems again? Have you tried other feeds from other sites?
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timf

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yep - have tried lots and lots and lots

(and slashdot DOES come up in a browser - and I can wget the feed and save it locally with a cron job or manually - just can't do it with geeklog)
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drali

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i had that problem on my site.
had to do with url grabs being prevented....ie, my server admins blocked em.

someone helped me with a weird workaround that copies the content to a tmeporary file...(therefore making it local)...and then displaying that.

http://humlink.mcmaster.ca
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