login/password required for httP://localhost:8080?

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Hi, Experts

Browser in firefox: http://localhost:8080
  get a login/password window?
Browser in ie:http://localhost:8080
  It direct tohttp://localhost:8080/iishelp/,  prompt "cannot display the page"

Could you tell me why they are different? I am newbie to localhost. I am using iis5.1(winxp sp2)
Thank in advance.
Question by:likemoment
    LVL 18

    Accepted Solution


    May be some configure issue
    "cannot display the page" is friendly error which is not show the actual error , If you want to see the actual error then please disable the following option in the IE setting.

    Internet explorer > Tool >Internet Options > Advanced > Turn off Show friendly HTTP error

    And tell me what actual error you are getting.


    I think your website folder are password protect so please check in the IIS the iishelp page properties have any specific permission.

    Check from to change port of the local host

    LVL 6

    Assisted Solution

    Please use the following steps :

    >> Go to IIS
    >> Select the site.
    >> Right click and select the properties.
    >> Directory security TAB
    >> Enable anonyoums access.

    Now Go to your domain folder and verify that you have permission IUSER_MACHINE a/c.

    Warm Regards,

    Vipin Gupta
    LVL 5

    Assisted Solution

    Look at the error log file of the web server to see the error condition and error message. Are you getting 403 error ?

    See if the resources are secured as suggested above and define appropriate protection to the resources and authentication mechanism.

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