25 Jul 2012
23 Mar 2012
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I'm trying to use the Feeds & Notifications feature to import external RSS feeds as content, but I keep getting an "Unable to connect to the remote server" error when running the import.
I'm presuming that there needs to be some kind of external access by the webserver to import the RSS feed, and that my SysAdmin has all outbound connections blocked (citing security reasons), causing it to fail.
Does that sound right? What access does Sitefinity/IIS need to access the external feeds, and how can I explain to him that this access would be considered 'standard practice', as opposed to "DENY ALL THE THINGS!" ?