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problem with path to CGI file which tests .htaccess

If I enter
http://www.myISP.com/~myUsername/cgi-bin/password-protected directory/authen.cgi
into my browser, I get the prompt for username and password like I'm supposed to, but if I enter
http://www.myDomainName.com/cgi-bin/password-protected directory/authen.cgi
into my browser I get an error message saying my ISP can't find that file.  Why can't I use my domain name?

the directory
home/users/m/myUserName/www/cgi-bin/password-protected directory
contains the following files:

.htaccess

AuthUserFile /home/users/m/myUserName/public_html/cgi-bin/password-protected directory/.htpasswd
AuthName "Owner"
AuthType Basic

require valid-user

*******

.htpasswd

you:QTVNZznsa8t3c
up:La/1nQpmdvpHc
************

authen.cgi

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
# authen.cgi
use strict;
use CGI;
my $q = new CGI;
my $user = "";
$user = $q->remote_user();
print $q->header();
print $q->start_html("Authentication Test");
print <<Text;
$user<br>
Text
;
print $q->end_html();

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ahoffmannCommented:
If your ISP said that it "can't find that file", it's a routing or DNS problem at your ISP.
Are you shure that the message comes from your ISP?
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myudtAuthor Commented:
Yes, I'm sure.  The message comes in the form of a webpage with the ISP's logo and the following message:

Document Not Found

We're sorry, the file you have requested can not be found on any of our
servers.

You can use your browser's Back Arrow to return to the previous page.

The pages in the area you were attempting to access appear to be maintained by webmaster@myDomainName.com.
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myudtAuthor Commented:
Yes, I'm sure.  The message comes in the form of a webpage with the ISP's logo and the following message:

Document Not Found

We're sorry, the file you have requested can not be found on any of our
servers.

You can use your browser's Back Arrow to return to the previous page.

The pages in the area you were attempting to access appear to be maintained by webmaster@myDomainName.com.
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myudtAuthor Commented:
ahoffmann, I'm having my ISP check for possible problem.
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ahoffmannCommented:
Soungs like you're using the proxy at your ISP.
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maneshrCommented:
myudt,

"..Why can't I use my domain  name?.."

Can you pl. post the exact URL here?

that will help me provide you with a more accurate suggestion for a solution.

Let us know.
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myudtAuthor Commented:
ahoffmann, you get the points, you pointed me in the right direction -- to my ISP.  According to my ISP, I cannot access a .htpasswd - protected directory that is under my cgi-bin directory via my domain name, only via my ISP's domain name.  They didn't explain why, and I don't know enough about UNIX to speculate.  

In other words, what I was experiencing was not really an error, it seems to be how their system is configured.

At any rate, I have to put my protected directory under my www directory -- no big deal.
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