RSS WebPart Problem

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I'm using the RSS viewer webpart in 2010. I have tried a couple of news feeds - one that I was given to use, and to make sure, another business report. Both of these are accessible on the web and in another Non-SP RSS viewer, as well as directly through IE on the SharePoint Server.

No matter what I give it as a URL, I get the following error:
"ProtocolError occured trying to complete the request. The server returned a status code of : InternalServerError"

All I'm doing is entering the url in the text box when editing the webpart - am I missing something?

Question by:UTSWPeds
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    No the problem is that the webpart allows two types of authentication anonymous and Kerberos.
    Your proxy server is not allowing unauthenticated requests.

    Author Comment

    Our site does have Windows authentication - all authenticated users can view our site - it's an intranet.
    The way I understood it was that you needed Kerberos if the News Feed itself was an authenticated news feed, which it is not.

    also, we do not have a proxy server.

    Can anyone direct me to a step by step, full knowledge article on the RSS feed web part - what it will do and what it can't do, as well as how to implement it.
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    Expert Comment

    Is the news feed external?

    Author Comment

    Yes - external to this site - not external to our campus network, technically

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