Firewall Prompt - Callings codecs.microsoft.com
Posted on 2001-08-13
My companies intranet has a login page, main menu and many applications. These sites use coldfusion.
There is a single application that creates errors for a very small number of users.
Each time these users move between pages ( when pages are loaded or forms are submitted ) the firewall "Enter your username/password" msgbox appears. This occurs for every page and a user can get around it by pressing cancel twice (the msgbox pops up twice). If the user enters their internet username/password the page does nothing and eventually times out.
I expect the msgbox to occur when using the internet, not the intranet. It is disturbing that it occurs for only a select few users.
The firewall/proxy server log records that the computers who are having this problems are attempting to reach the codecs.microsoft.com site.
There are no animations, sounds or vidoes on this site, only a single background .gif file.
So far my investigations have found the following browsers to be at fault, but it can also not happen for these browsers:
IE 5.00.2314.1003, IE 5.00.3105.0106, 5.00.2920.0000,
The settings for all browsers are the same.
Any thoughts on the issue??????