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14 May 2008, 18:40
I am trying to connect to an RSS feed using the built in RSS manager in vBulletin 3.6.4
I get an error when I try to set up the feed

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to newsrss.bbc.co.uk:80 (Permission denied) in /includes/class_rss_poster.php on line 85

Warning: Unable to fetch RSS Feed in /includes/class_rss_poster.php on line 212

What is the source of this error? I have seen that other people have had trouble with permissions with their hosting server, could this be the case?

Any help will be greatly appreciated

14 May 2008, 18:53
Is this happening only on the bbc feed, or do you have other feeds that work?
Chances are your hosting company doesn't let fsockopen do remote connections.