HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found...


We have a development Server thats "behind our firewall". For debugging we want to expose the logfiles of the server so we can access them from inside the company. I have done this several times before but this server is causing some problems and i am not getting any futher...

I created a virtual directory and pointed it to the \logfiles in the windows folder. I am able to access this directory and browse to the log FOLDERS of the different services on this server. But when i am listing all logfiles for the IIS then I am unable to open a specific logfile. I only get a errormessage that the "File is not found" I doublechecked the security and audited failed authetications but everything looks fins... Anyone have a clue why i am not able to access the log files?

Thanks a lot
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are the files in use?

does the anonymous iusr have rights to access?

rdrunnerAuthor Commented:
Well they are in use since they are the IIS logfiles. But if i do this on another IIS it works even though they are accessed.

We granted everyone access to those files (Including iusr/me/everyone)
If this is IIS 6.0 you will need to configure a MIME type for .log files before you can access them.

If this is IIS 5.0 is URLScan installed?

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>>But when i am listing all logfiles for the IIS then I am unable to open a specific logfile.
So you can access other logfiles of the same type?
rdrunnerAuthor Commented:
>If this is IIS 6.0 you will need to configure a MIME type for .log files before you can access them.

The IIS6 wont allow access to files which have no mime type?
No, it will not.  It will generate a 404.3 error and show a Page Cannot be Found error.

You can configure a wildcard MIME type that will allow you to view any file type but this is a potential security risk.

Dave Dietz
rdrunnerAuthor Commented:
Which Mime type should i generate for this?

The files all end with *.log and contain plain text... I never setup some mimetypes so some help would be appriciated :)
Best bet would be to use 'log' as the file extension and 'text/plain' as the MIME type.  (Both without quotes...)

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