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  • I am trying to access http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss which is an external rss feed from within Sharepoint 2007 RSS Viewer. When I enter the URL in the RSS Feed URL I encounter the following error message: An unexpected error occured processing your request. Check the logs for details and correct the problem. I can access our RSS feed on our website from within Sharepoint but I cannot access any external other site feeds. We do use a proxy server for external internet addresses. I configured the proxy server in the central admin site, but I am still unable to get the RSS feed to work properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 9:06 PM

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  • After some research and looking around I found out that the reason why I couldnt access the RSS feed was because at our company we utilize a proxy server for external Internet sites So I had to configure the proxy server in the web config file of the site. There is a really good article on the web that details how to do this you can access this site through the following link: http://blogs.msdn.com/adamhems/archive/2006/06/13/629761.aspx Basically, you enter this code before the last configuration tag </configuration> in the web config file.

    <system.net>
          <defaultProxy>
             <proxy usesystemdefault = "false" proxyaddress="
    http://proxyservername" bypassonlocal="true" />
          </defaultProxy>
       </system.net> 

     

    Obviously, "proxyservername" is whatever the fully qualified name of the Proxy Server on the local network is. You can also append a port if required, e.g. http://proxyservername:1234.

    • Proposed as answer by Hari2009 Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:16 AM
    Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:00 PM

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  • After some research and looking around I found out that the reason why I couldnt access the RSS feed was because at our company we utilize a proxy server for external Internet sites So I had to configure the proxy server in the web config file of the site. There is a really good article on the web that details how to do this you can access this site through the following link: http://blogs.msdn.com/adamhems/archive/2006/06/13/629761.aspx Basically, you enter this code before the last configuration tag </configuration> in the web config file.

    <system.net>
          <defaultProxy>
             <proxy usesystemdefault = "false" proxyaddress="
    http://proxyservername" bypassonlocal="true" />
          </defaultProxy>
       </system.net> 

     

    Obviously, "proxyservername" is whatever the fully qualified name of the Proxy Server on the local network is. You can also append a port if required, e.g. http://proxyservername:1234.

    • Proposed as answer by Hari2009 Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:16 AM
    Thursday, May 17, 2007 8:00 PM
  • Thanks for posting this Anthony, was a ton of help and the missing link to get my feeds working correctly.  Thanks again!!
    Friday, May 18, 2007 4:19 PM
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    hi all

    i've tried this, the error still comming up again and again.

    i checked over the internet and they said we should change the authentication to Kerberos !!

    is that what i have to do, because they changes the proxy setting at the orginazation?

     

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 7:28 AM
  • Hi All,

    I would like to fetch the BBC News feed & display in my intranet site.
    Do i need to get any approval from BBC News to display the news in my intranet ?

    Regards,
    Hari
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:40 AM
  • > I would like to fetch the BBC News feed & display in my intranet site.
    > Do i need to get any approval from BBC News to display the news in my intranet ?


    This question has absolutely nothing to do with SharePoint, which is why I moved an earlier post of yours asking about this BBC RSS feed to the Off-topic forum.

    Please do not repeat it in the SharePoint forums. (Ask the BBC perhaps)
    WSS FAQ sites: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com and http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:20 PM
  • I am running into an issue with RSS feed and Alternate Access Mapping. I can see RSS feed when I bypass the AMM URL but if I use the  AMM URL to access the site the RSS feed is not visible and I get this error: "
    An unexpected error occured processing your request. Check the logs for details and correct the problem."
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:25 PM
  • what will be the proxy here? I am using trial version. I have installed VHD which has Server'03 and WSS 3.0 and MOSS2007 already installed. And the domain name is litwaredemo. 
    Sunday, December 13, 2009 4:23 AM
  • I have found your answer very useful for an scenario where access to www is possible from WFE.

    But, what if WFE don´t have access to internet. Lets suppose that applications server can.

    Topology:

    (1 - n) WFE

    (2) APP servers

    etc

    Any suggestion?

    Regards,

    Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:19 AM