Internet Server or FP98 Problem?

I'm able to Intranet access my web site fine from IE5 by just typing the name of the computer in as a web site.  The IP Address of that computer which I actually want to use as an INTERNET universal access point however prompts me for a login and password.  The only thing I have found was some sort of "Guest" login parameter and I've checked it to allow anonymous access so why do I get this?  No matter what I type in for username and password it always comes back with "Error Access is Denied?" in the web browser.  This happens from the Server itself, any intranet or internet IE5 which tries to reach it via IP address.  Only local Intranet LAN PC's can enter the Computer name directly and make it work that way because only they can see the computer on the Lan neighborhood.  The IP is a static IP assigned by ATT-TCI @Home.com if that means anything but I doubt it does.

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TTomCommented:
I suspect the culprit here is NT Challenge/Response.  If access on the web site is configured for NT C/R, local users will be validated successfully.  However, if access is coming from the outside world, there will be problems.

One thing you could try to verify this is to enter domainname\username and password at the prompt.

If this is the problem, and you do not need to validate users, go into the MMC (Internet Service Manager) and remove the NT Challenge/Response from the Directory Security tab of the Properties window for your default web site.

You may also have to check the actual NT security on the directories containing the web files.  There may be restrictions on that level.  At a minimum, the web server account (IUSR_machinename) will need to have Read access for those directories.

The issue with the static IP could have an impact if you are in a firewall situation.  If you are behind a proxy server, you might be able to try configuring the browser NOT to use the proxy for the specific IP address of the web server.  Would need more info for that, but I'm betting the problem is with NT security on the web server.

Tom
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InformativeAuthor Commented:
Actually it turns out that it was the "guest" anonymous login account which actually has to be entered and has to match a real account name in NT as does its password.  The name and password you key into Front Page must match the actual Guest Login name and password for Windows NT User manager account info.

I found this out because once I got everything else set correctly it was telling me the account was not enabled so I had to go enable it in the Administrative User Manager program of NT.

Please request the points and I will give them to you anyway for your efforts.
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InformativeAuthor Commented:
Actually David_R in the NT networking group offered the closest answer.  So if TTOM or David will post an answer here I will award points.  Not sure if David_R will transition over to here because I nuked the other 200 pointer in the NT area.  I'd figured it out by the time I got over to that area to check the replies but he did say about the rights and privs for the Guest account which was the most correct comment.
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TTomCommented:
Informative:

Glad you got it all working.

Thanks for the offer for the points.  I will leave this open for a while to see if David_R wants them, or if you want to kill this question and reclaim them for future use.  While I appreciate having them, they are not that important to me.

You might post a 0 point question in the NT area titled "for David_R" and direct him over to this question to pick up the points.

I will wait to hear further.

Happy Holidays,

Tom
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InformativeAuthor Commented:
Thanks TTom and while I still have more questions I can use your help with I will gladly give you these points and more if you will stick around and help me through my next problem seems to be the Front Page Server Extensions.  Please see my other question in thius area.  Yes I'll go back and offer David those points also I just ask in two areas sometimes to see which area has the most activity or the best regular expert readers and FP98 and NT4 have some overlap apparently.  Thanks!
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TTomCommented:
No problem.  I am always around and helping (some times more frequently than others), so I will probably catch your other question.

As I said, the points are not a terribly big issue with me.

Tom
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InformativeAuthor Commented:
David has no interest so TTOM please submit an answer for credit
Thanks!
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TTomCommented:
Informative:

Many thanks!

Always happy to be helpful.

Happy Holidays!

Tom
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