Re-enable feed?

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Re-enable feed?

Post by Bavi_H »

The feed appears to be forbidden now. Can this be allowed again?

You can see the feed links at the top of the HTML source code of any page of the forum:

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<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Feed -" href="/app.php/feed">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Feed - News" href="/app.php/feed/news">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Feed - All forums" href="/app.php/feed/forums">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Feed - New Topics" href="/app.php/feed/topics">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Feed - Active Topics" href="/app.php/feed/topics_active">
I've used the feed from around 2022-07-02 to 2023-03-16 to keep an eye on the forum, but now it has stopped working.

Fiskbit wrote: Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:56 pmThe site was being aggressively scraped, causing high CPU load. brizzo has stopped it for now.
Is this why the feed was disabled? I was refreshing the feed along with my e-mail several times a day. Does it really cause high CPU load?
Last edited by Bavi_H on Fri Mar 17, 2023 5:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Re-enable feed?

Post by tepples »

The "FAQ" link in the header also uses app.php and also shows "Forbidden".
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Re: Re-enable feed?

Post by Fiskbit »

There were over 100 IPs simultaneously scraping the site, mostly using app.php, which is why it's currently blocked. I've pointed brizzo to this thread.
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Re: Re-enable feed?

Post by brizzo »

app.php is now accessible again.

Yesterday the event we had was using a huge amount of resources and slowing the site down. I had tried to block the event via firewall, but I was playing whack-a-mole with the massive amount of IPs that were abusing the server. Anyhow, it stopped and everything is back to normal :)
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