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404 Not Found when trying to add a valid rss feed



I’m trying to add this rss feed => http://www.brusselstimes.com/rss-feed?format=feed&type=rss
But I always have this error message => Couldn’t download the specified URL: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

The URL is valid and I tried an other RSS reader just to be sure, and it’s working fine.

Am I missing something ? Can you check the issue ?

Thank you.


I’m going to guess they’re filtering by user-agent. Check out some of the solutions in this thread and see if it resolves the issue (post back here to confirm):


You can also SSH to the server itself and try with curl to see the results (curl lets you change the user agent easily to experiment if that’s the issue).


I took the exact CURL request from my browser

curl “http://www.brusselstimes.com/rss-feed?format=feed&type=rss” -H “User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0” -H “Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,/;q=0.8” -H “Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5” --compressed -H “Connection: keep-alive” -H “Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1” -H “Cache-Control: max-age=0”

and I tried to “clean up”, turns out they want the “compressed” argument and the user agent…

curl “http://www.brusselstimes.com/rss-feed?format=feed&type=rss” --compressed -H “User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0”

This Curl request works now.

Do you have any idea how I can force that (the user-agent and the compressed thing) through tinytinyrss ?


Nevermind, I found it in the other thread

You can define SELF_USER_AGENT in config.php before it’s defined in the core and TT-RSS will use that. It’s global though so it overrides every request.

Thanks for the help.

Edit : I forgot, since I need the “compressed” option, I had to remove => curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_ENCODING, “”);
from functions.php


Well, don’t hack the core. Just code a simple plugin to handle this feed’s quirks.

You can probably start with the Tumblr plugin from that other thread.