Trouble using blogrolls

Aug 29, 2007 at 7:31 PM
I've tried a few different RSS feeds and they add ok, but they never seem to expand into the list of available news items. I followed the directions about waiting a few seconds and refreshing the screen a few times after a new add.

example:
http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss

Any suggestions?
Aug 29, 2007 at 8:04 PM
Hi Hbruun, I just posted my findings about that same issue. It's already known it's whenever the webhost is configured at Medium Trust level.

What I've noticed, is that although my host (GoDaddy.com) is also using that default level, it also added less-restrictive web permissions. I just changed two lines of code in blogroll.cs as described here: http://www.codeplex.com/blogengine/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=14487.

What host are you using?
Aug 30, 2007 at 12:36 AM
Mike, Thanks for your response. I've tried your suggestions and I'm still having no luck with the blogrolls. I host my own environment and have tried experimenting with both the local web.config and the system level .Net security settings but the RSS feeds still do not do anything. Hosting on Windows 2003.
Aug 30, 2007 at 11:29 AM

hbruun wrote:
Mike, Thanks for your response. I've tried your suggestions and I'm still having no luck with the blogrolls. I host my own environment and have tried experimenting with both the local web.config and the system level .Net security settings but the RSS feeds still do not do anything. Hosting on Windows 2003.


Hmm, that's strange. If your Win2k3/IIS environment is pretty much out of the box installed/configured, it should have been working right away. Please forgive this trivial question/check, but is BE.NET configured with # of displayed items other than 0? (Admin Control Panel / Blog Roll / Settings)
Aug 30, 2007 at 8:02 PM
Yes, I experimented with those settings too.. no luck. The environment runs several other sites that use ASP.Net (both 1.1 and 2.0) + I'm very familiar with C#, so if you have suggestions then I'm all for trying them. I may pull the full source this weekend and try to see what happens in a development environment.
Aug 30, 2007 at 8:16 PM
follow up:

http://www.jacksonville.com/rssfeed/news.xml (doesn't work)
http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss (doesn't work)
but
http://www.topix.net/rss/city/jacksonville-fl (works)
Sep 1, 2007 at 4:44 PM
Sorry to see you're still experiencing issues. I'm afraid the experts will have to provide insight for this matter. Cause all I can come up with, is that for some unlikely reason your server is not handling certain mime-types correctly; the .xml/.rss feeds are not showing up, while the latter from Topix.net does.

Good luck and keep up hope, it's a wonderful engine!
Sep 1, 2007 at 8:55 PM
I found an excellent article that helped me get the blogroll working while the IIS environment was running in the locked down 'Medium' trust mode.

http://blogs.iis.net/hosterposter/archive/2006/03/22/Enabling-WebPermission-in-Medium-Trust.aspx

But still having the issue with the feeds from:
http://www.jacksonville.com/rssfeed/news.xml (doesn't work)
http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss (doesn't work)