Podcast 403 Error

I am trying to add a podcast using both the search and directly but keep getting a 403 error

Forbidden 403

Client error: `GET https://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_thehistoryshow.xml` resulted in a `403 Forbidden` response:

This does seem to be a problem with all RTE podcasts (I just searched for RTE and tried to add a few) so guess it is on their side?


  • gravelldgravelld Administrator

    Hmmm. It looks like Cloudflare (who RTE are using to wrap/protect their feeds) have blocked Astiga. It doesn't say exactly why, but asks that I email RTE. I've done that. With any luck it might just start working later.

  • neasanneasan Member
    edited October 2023

    Brilliant, it was the only missing podcast as I migrate them over from another dying Google service/app to Astiga.

  • gravelldgravelld Administrator
    edited October 2023

    I received a reply from RTE saying they've forwarded it to the radio player department who are apparently in charge of podcasts.

  • Thanks

  • gravelldgravelld Administrator

    I'm in contact with RTE's technical department now, and they're being very helpful. We'll try to get verified with Cloudflare as a "verified bot" but it might take a while. Sorry, no idea on the likely timescale...

  • That's fine, it's only a podcast, it will work when it works.

  • gravelldgravelld Administrator

    @neasan We've implemented the technical changes on our side: https://community.asti.ga/discussion/comment/2992/#Comment_2992

    RTE are in the process of talking to Cloudflare to get us recognised as a legitimate bot.

  • Brilliant, thanks.

  • Thanks for working with RTE and CloudFlare, this is now sorted!

  • gravelldgravelld Administrator

    Oh... is it? 😄 they hadn't told me, but happy to hear this.

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