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DC behaves badly when feed URLs are redirected by network access point

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jonabbey
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DC behaves badly when feed URLs are redirected by network access point

Hi, all. I have seen problems on a few occasions with the latest version of DoggCatcher when trying to pull updates from a network access point that automatically forces (via an HTTP redirect) all http requests to be sent to a login page on the NAP server.

It seems to be the case that all the feeds that DC tries to update before I have successfully logged into the login page for the network access point are corrupted.

The manner of corruption is that the entry each of these feeds in the feed list are replaced with a generic RSS icon and the HTML title of the network access point's login page.

If I force an update after successfully logging into the NAP (or switching wifi off), the icon and feed entry are corrected, but all of the media items that were previously downloaded have disappeared and all items in the feed are considered 'new', whether I've previously listened to them or not.

A very painful failure mode, I must say.

eric
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Redirects

Yep, I can see how this would be bad. You lose all the state of your feeds/items and all the media.

I'll take a look at this. It may be possible to detect when we don't have a valid RSS file at the feed url and bail out of the update process rather than trying to process a bad feed.

I created a mantis issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=204

jonabbey
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Thanks

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. ;-)

kylehase
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This problem affects me too.

This problem affects me too.

mcamou
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Is this still happening? I

Is this still happening? I will shortly be travelling abroad and using WiFi hotspots. Perhaps a temporary solution is to set updates to Manual, and update manually after logging in to the access point.

kylehase
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It was happening in 1.1.892.

It was happening in 1.1.892. Just updated to 1.1.919. I'll post later if it's still happening in this version.

eric
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I'll see what I can do

I have DC's guts open working on some other stuff, but once I get through it I should be able to look at this.

Sorry for the delay.

eric
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This will be in the release after next

I just finished this, it won't be in the next release but will be in the one after.

Sorry for the delay, I know this is a total bummer when it happens.