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Using protopage.com as an RSS reader and it is unable to access the redacted url.

Protopage Support responded with the following:
Quote:We've tested the URL, and when our server attempts to connect we get the
following error:

ERROR 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable

It is most probably that they using some kind of filter that is blocking
our server because it thinks it's not a human. Which is true, but they
should not have that rule on their RSS feed URL. Hopefully if you
contact them they will be able to whitelist this URL from being blocked

Best wishes,
-The Protopage Team

Not sure if this is related to the cloudflare switch over metioned here 292731 (thread)

Interesting. I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you but I can say that I don't seem to get an error using Feedly RSS Reader.

Hopefully one of the experts will jump in and take a look for you Smile
You are adding a feed to your feedreader directly from our webserver.

We are using feedburner to distribute the feeds. Please do not add directly from our webserver, but use these addresses instead:


You can also find these in the rssfeeds.xml on every Kodi install Smile
Ah interesting. In my case Feedly simply translates the https://kodi.tv/feed/ automatically.
Thanks for the reply Kib.

Unfortunately, using any of the addresses listed, gives the same error (from a user perspective, haven't been in touch with Protopage support).
Is there any fix for this?

Today I noticed I wasnt getting the feed updated for at least 2 months. None of the urls or redacted works

Its a static file. Theres little reason to protect this file from ddos :/
it's not static and we have 30 million users which is a DDOS in itself.
Use the provided links please.

I will start blocking direct access next time.
(2016-12-30, 08:47)Kib Wrote: [ -> ]http://feeds.kodi.tv/xbmc

even when the main site is offline, these are still working...

It donwloads fine from home, but I keep getting 503 from my server (where my feed reader is)

$ wget http://feeds.kodi.tv/xbmc
--2016-12-30 09:22:03-- http://feeds.kodi.tv/xbmc
Resolving feeds.kodi.tv (feeds.kodi.tv)...,, 2400:cb00:2048:1::6819:5e0c, ...
Connecting to feeds.kodi.tv (feeds.kodi.tv)||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
2016-12-30 09:22:03 ERROR 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable.


The feed itself its generated once and distributed many unchanged many times. Thats static to me. Not that im an expert but I think CDNs should had no problem with static files like that one. It what they do best

Im fetching my feeds every 4h and If the file has not changed, it should barely download anything. If that is too much I can change it to once a day
Seriously why are you fetching it every 4 hours?!!!!
It only changes once a month or so.
I found the issue.

The feeds.kodi.tv address being redirected through Cloudflare which should not be the case, it is already a CDN aggegrator.
When there is a timeout on the cloudflare because of DDOS, the feed was also affected (manually accessing it you get a 5sec delay), which is why you got the 503 using the feedreader.
However this is only the case when we are in DDOS protection mode in Cloudflare which rarely happens.

This should be resolved now.
A nslookup of the feeds.kodi.tv address should not be a cloudflare IP but a google feedburner IP.
If you want users to use the feedburner feeds, please configure the main page to advertise these rss feeds instead. Currently, it gives:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Kodi &raquo; Feed" href="https://kodi.tv/feed/"/>
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Kodi &raquo; Comments Feed" href="https://kodi.tv/comments/feed/"/>
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Kodi &raquo; Kodi v17 “Krypton” The last Beta 7 Comments Feed" href="https://kodi.tv/kodi-v17-krypton-the-last-beta-7/feed/"/>

Because who should assume that the RSS feed address is different from the one the website advertises.
(2016-12-30, 10:37)Martijn Wrote: [ -> ]Seriously why are you fetching it every 4 hours?!!!!
It only changes once a month or so.

This is how feeds work. It checks the header of the feed and it only downloads if it has changed

4h is not that much really. Most rss readers I have seen check feeds at least every half hour by default

I can up it to once a day if kodi project deems less than that too frequent Smile

Please advertise this and the preferred feed link as the comment above mine says in the main page

Most people that uses rss wont find this kind of info in the forum. I only found it because the feed was failing

I can confirm that the feeds you've given in the 3rd post now work fine on the protopage.com online RSS reader.

(2016-11-02, 13:26)Kib Wrote: [ -> ]

Thanks for your help.