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RSS with Nodejs problem

I recently added a nodejs project to my droplet. I installed all the necessary modules. It should do one simple thing for now; watch a RSS feed. Though it is not working. It works on my local machine just fine but not when I deploy it to the DO droplet.

Error: Bad status code
at Request.<anonymous> (/root/node_modules/parse-rss/lib/parse-rss.js:31:37)
at Request.onRequestResponse (/root/node_modules/request/request.js:1059:10

The error comes from parse-rss module, which is a requirement for feed-watcher module. It basically can not connect to any RSS feed. Could there be something on the droplet blocking it from connecting to a RSS?

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Hi there,

I recently had a similar problem with an RSS feed parser written in PHP.

The problem was that the RSS feed I was connecting to was returning 403 forbidden status.

My fix was to pass a user agent in the request so that I would not get a 403 forbidden.

Feel free to share the code snippet that you are using and I could try and advise you on how to patch it.

Best,

Bobby