[Solved] RoyalRoad feeds not working


Feeds from RoyalRoad stopped working with 403 errors sometime on 2020-05-05. For example, https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/syndication/25225

Using curl returns a HTTP/2 200:

❯ curl -I https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/syndication/25225  
HTTP/2 200 
date: Thu, 07 May 2020 03:08:00 GMT
content-type: text/xml
set-cookie: __cfduid=d42287a604dd995798c319ede65a4ffc41588820880; expires=Sat, 06-Jun-20 03:08:00 GMT; path=/; domain=.royalroad.com; HttpOnly; SameSite=Lax
strict-transport-security: max-age=2592000
cache-control: private
cf-cache-status: DYNAMIC
expect-ct: max-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct"
set-cookie: 38a3957655617e8557bb373dfb44afc9=e7ac47803b457e70560355d231f22737; path=/; HttpOnly; Secure
set-cookie: __cflb=02DiuEtvyMTLHmbWBjH8zi7r9zM4hknmuafV53ZxunJcC; SameSite=Lax; path=/; expires=Fri, 08-May-20 02:08:00 GMT; HttpOnly
server: cloudflare
cf-ray: 58f7bbe5fbbffdbd-PDX
cf-request-id: 028eb3c3bb0000fdbdb2877200000001

To be clear, using a GET request also returns a 200 code with something that appears to be an RSS 2.0 document.


Looks like they’re working again.