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System.Net.Sockets.SocketException (0x80004005): A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time RRS feed

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  • User1441157511 posted

    Hi,

    I have been battling this for weeks. I want to read xml string from an rss feed. It works fine on localhost and postman, but after i publish and deploy using FTP to the server, i get this error.

    Unable to connect to the remote server at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse() at dayrunnerapp.Controllers.HomeController.callRss(String url) System.Net.Sockets.SocketException (0x80004005): A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond 52.1.31.92:80 at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoConnect(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress) at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception)

    This is the function that reads the feed

    [WebMethod, AllowCrossSiteJson]
            private string callRss(string url)
            {
                string html = String.Empty;
                try
                {
                    HttpWebRequest request = (HttpWebRequest)WebRequest.Create(url);
                    request.AutomaticDecompression = DecompressionMethods.GZip;
                    request.UserAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2";
                    request.Accept = "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8";
                    request.Headers.Add("Accept-Language", "en-gb,en;q=0.5");
                    request.Headers.Add("Accept-Charset", "ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7");
                    WebRequest.DefaultWebProxy.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
                    using (HttpWebResponse response = (HttpWebResponse)request.GetResponse())
                    using (Stream stream = response.GetResponseStream())
                    using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(stream))
                    {
                        html = reader.ReadToEnd();
                    }
                }
                catch (Exception ex)
                {
                    html = ex.Message+"\n"+ex.StackTrace + "\n" + ex.InnerException + "\n" + ex.InnerException.InnerException;
                }
    
                return html;
            }

    this is the feed url 

    var url = "http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/rss-feed";

    here is part of my web.config file

    <system.net>
        <defaultProxy useDefaultCredentials="true" />
    </system.net>

    Please what am i missing?

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:24 AM

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  • User475983607 posted

    The error means the server is unable to access the URL.  This can be due to network setting like firewall rules.  Contact your system admin for assistance. 

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:59 AM