Access to my website is goofy


Well, I'm trying to setup my first web server...

www.rubicite.com  currently goes to nothing...

However, rubicite.com goes to my website, except it asks for a password.

If I type in the username/password of one of my ftp accounts, it will view the webpages  

Any idea what I should do to get my webpage viewable at www.rubicite.com by anybody?

Note: IUSR_HOSTNAME has read & execute permissions on the website folder

Thanks
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SkUllbloCkCommented:
1. Make sure the actual permissions set on the files themselves have the correct security

2. Their is an option to allow anonymous access to your website (unfortunately i cannot check this for you right now, but i will check this evening  on my web server, and post an update)

3. When trying to access your site, i got an error saying "Unknown host www.rubicite.com"
make sure that you have properly registered the domain name, and that your pointer records are updated.
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
you have the domain registered if you can get to ruicite.com
you just need to add a hostname for www.
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
> rubicite.com
Server:  rubicite.com
Address:  209.30.112.229

Name:    rubicite.com
Address:  209.30.112.229

www.rubicite.com
Server:  rubicite.com
Address:  209.30.112.229

Name:    rubicite.com
Address:  209.30.112.229
Aliases:  www.rubicite.com


> set type=any
> rubicite.com
Server:  rubicite.com
Address:  209.30.112.229

rubicite.com    internet address = 209.30.112.229
rubicite.com    nameserver = ns1.edibob.com
rubicite.com    nameserver = ns2.upperspace.com
rubicite.com
        primary name server = ns1.edibob.com
        responsible mail addr = admin
        serial  = 10
        refresh = 900 (15 mins)
        retry   = 600 (10 mins)
        expire  = 86400 (1 day)
        default TTL = 3600 (1 hour)
ns2.upperspace.com      internet address = 209.30.112.2

Strange..  did you just make some changed that could still be replicating?
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
i typically use a host record not a cname when adding www.   Im not a dns guru.. but i manage 5 domains w/ no problems.
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
Thank you for your replies... I will respond as soon as possible (in the middle of moving at the moment)
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
For some unknown reason, I am now able to access the site with www.rubicite.com instead of just rubicite.com

We switched the settings at network solutions about 3 days ago...

both www.rubicite.com and rubicite.com both want a password, and it seems my ftp accounts work but not the IUSR_HOSTNAME account (which I assume is the anonymous account used)

Any tips?

P.S. I checked that the file security settings match the directory settings, and IUSR_HOSTNAME has read/execute rights on the web stuff
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
yea that make sense.. because your provider knew about the www host, but others dint.

enable anonymous access is easy and works out fo the box.  i will look at my iis settings later and give some suggestions.

this on windows 2003?
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
ya, windows server 2003.... I'm pretty sure I have anonymous access enabled...
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EricIT ManagerCommented:
do properties on default website, go direcotry securty, anonymous access.  check anonymous access, then uncheck anything below.
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
ecszone, the only thing listed below was Integrated Windows Authentication, however, it says that is only used when anonymous access isn't checked - and it is checked.

Currently, I'm getting a 401 error when trying to access rubicite.com, and I get nothing when I try to access www.rubicite.com.

I am really at a loss here, any tips?

Thanks
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
I got the anonymous access stuff working... had to install a diagnostics tool called AuthDiag or something like that - I was able to spend about 5-10 minutes flipping a few settings (and activating a DLL) to get it working.

Fortunately the problem is now isolated to the DNS stuff...


So, I have my DNS setup in the following way:

Start of Authority
  Primary Server rubicite.com.

General: Zone File Name  Rubicite.com.dns

Zone Transfers: Allow zone transfers to any server

Wins: nada

Name Servers:  rubicite.com.  65.70.73.91
                       ns2.upperspace.com  209.30.112.2


CNAME: ns1    Data: rubicite.com.
CNAME: www Data: rubicite.com.



Any tips?

I logged into our 'old' server.. and changed default.htm to display "DEFAULT.HTM on XPDA" or something like that.. so if that page comes up it's on the old server. The desired page at 65.70.73.91 has some random content with some graphics.


Thanks for the help

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EricIT ManagerCommented:
oups dint get notification last reply.

all set?

thansk!
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oxygen_728Author Commented:
Not really setup completely yes - but I think I understand the domain-related stuff now.

I appreciate your help.

If you're interested in helping my tackle the users issue, here's a link =)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Windows_Server_2003/Q_21852869.html


Thanks again for your help ecszone
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