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browsing .sql file giving 404 [IIS 6.0 on Win 2003]

Posted on 2004-04-16
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Environment : [IIS 6.0 on Win 2003]

Situation is like this:

i have several ".sql" files in one of my folder, say /usefulsql
this folder is accesible thru web by pointing my browser to:

http://mydomainname/usefulsql

[n.b. directory brosing is allowed for this folder in IIS]

Problem Statement :

but the problem is when i am opening one of the sql file say "1.sql"
i m getting 404 error.


My take:
1]
I am sure due to security reason or some s*it like that IIS is not fetching that file for me.
2]
On further R'nD i found that in Win 2003 "Find files or folder" if i specify
file named *.sql *containing text* - Insert it is returning me 0 files. but I
can clearly see sevral Insert writting in those sql file

when i changed the file ext of 1.sql to 1.txt it shows :

1 file *containing text* - Insert

so both of my findings suggest that win 2003 is treating .sql file is some
strange way, that is why it is not getting fetched by IIS and the text
written it is not getting searched by "Find files or folder"

- sandeepz_

p.s.
I went to
file explorer~tool~folder options~File types
and recreated the .sql and notepad assosiation but in vein

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Psychotext earned 50 total points
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You need to allow IIS 6 to handle this type of file extension as it's locked down by default.  Add a mime type to handle it.  You can do this in the following screen:

IIS Manager -->  Web Sites --> Your Website (Right click --> properties) --> HTTP Headers Tab -->  Mime Types (Click button)

Then add the "sql" extension with the description of your choice.  It'll display, if you want to save the file automatically there is a bit more work involved.
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thanks  Psychotext
its working superb!
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