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anyone using mafs/RSS extension?

Chris Earle (CBL)
Anyone using the mafs/RSS extension to parse RSS feeds?
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mafs/RSS

Should work like a charm, but thing is, I've got my entire wiki behind
auth-basic (htaccess) protection.  I'm wondering if that's preventing the
extension script from getting to the rss output (using to pull Recent
Changes feed)?

What makes me think that's the problem is that I can get it to work with an
outside public feed like from the BBC News or something. (I take this that
magpie 0.72 is working fine, etc...)

If I'm already cleared by apache or whatever because I'm already accessing
the wiki, I guess that doesn't matter because the rss extension is on the
server?  I need to allow it access or something?

Any ideas/suggestions appreciated!


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Re: anyone using mafs/RSS extension?

Chris Earle (CBL)
Hey all,

I just wanted to follow up on this thing about access to RSS feeds by
extension scripts etc.

Thanks to Mr. Mafs, whose RSS extension is great

I had problems using the extension on my access restricted wiki -- here's
what I learned along the way to get it working.

Two things:
-- .htaccess security on your wiki will block the extension script from
grabbing the RSS feed
-- wgWhitelistRead in your Localsettings.php can be used to prevent
anonymous access to your wiki -- this WILL block extension scripts from
accessing articles/specialPages that aren't excepted in this variable -- so
I got it to work by adding Special:Recentchanges to this list

In the back of my head, my 'spider sense' is warning me of a security risk
there....but it works for me for now.  Thoughts on that respect anyone?


Just wanted to make some statements about my findings for the record ;-)


Regards,


Chris


"Chris Earle (CBL)" <[hidden email]> wrote
in message news:00cd01c63ee9$0a9ed000$6b01a8c0@Chrisdev...
> Anyone using the mafs/RSS extension to parse RSS feeds?
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Mafs/RSS
>
> Should work like a charm, but thing is, I've got my entire wiki behind
> auth-basic (htaccess) protection.  I'm wondering if that's preventing the
> extension script from getting to the rss output (using to pull Recent
> Changes feed)?
>
> What makes me think that's the problem is that I can get it to work with
an

> outside public feed like from the BBC News or something. (I take this that
> magpie 0.72 is working fine, etc...)
>
> If I'm already cleared by apache or whatever because I'm already accessing
> the wiki, I guess that doesn't matter because the rss extension is on the
> server?  I need to allow it access or something?
>
> Any ideas/suggestions appreciated!
>
>
> --
> Chris Earle
> System Solutions Specialist
>
>
> --
> This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by
> MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.



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