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Marco Ehrentreich
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Hi Ranch Office,

I have no idea why this happens but obviously my local news reader (akkregator) is required to provide authentication credential when it wants to fetch the feeds for the forum "Java in general (advanced)". The HTTP basic realm is "JForum at www.coderanch.com".

Strangely everything works fine when I use Google Reader, but my local reader is just a bit more convenient to use. My only explanation for this would be that there's actually an IP based access rule but I can hardly imagine that anyone would intentionally configure this for only one new feed.

Could you please check this? Of course I can help to provide more information on this! Thanks in advance!

Marco




 
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Marco,
There is something special about that forum - it no longer exists. Java in General Intermediate and Advanced were merged into Java in General Intermediate some time back. All posts from Advanced were moved into the new forum and then the empty forum was deleted. We then renamed Intermediate to Java in General, which is what you will see in the list.

When I try going to a feed that doesn't exist in a browser, I do get prompted. Which makes sense - JForum shouldn't give any info on whether the forum doesn't exist or you merely don't have access.

In other words the solution is to delete that feed. It's not as if any new posts are going to show up in a forum that doesn't exist!

[edited to fix typo in Marco's name]
 
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Hi Jeanne,

thank you very much for your quick response. Sorry for the inconveniences, but it seems I haven't noticed that the forum was renamed and Google reader was helpful enough to silently ignore the required authentication Now it makes perfect sense of course!

Marco
 
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