[thelist] NS7.2 on PWS

Michele Foster michele at wordpro.on.ca
Tue Mar 25 22:09:16 CST 2003

Hi Ken,

First off .. thanks a lot.  NS is now able to view my local site.  :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Schaefer" <ken at adOpenStatic.com>

> Do you want to allow anonymous authentication?

Not really sure, I just want to be able to see my local site ;)  ... see

If so, right-click on the
> folder where you website root is located and choose "Properties". Goto the
> "Security" tab and make sure that the account configured for anonymous
> access (by default IUSR_<computername>) has Read/Execute (RX) permissions
> the folder and files in it.

Ok, interestingly enough I didn't have an IUSR_<computername> person (?) in
there at all.  So, I clicked Add from the Securities tab.  I did this in
Windows Explorer and ONLY to the current web site I am working on.

Is this something I can do to PWS as opposed to each individual site that I
have locally?  What I mean is, and perhaps I do this wrong, but each time I
switch to another client's site locally, I open PWS, or Personal Web Manager
as it's called in Win2K (at least on my machine ;), Click Advanced, Click
Edit, then Browse to the folder that I want.  This now becomes my new
"local" web site.

So, back to my question, is there another way I should have done what you
suggested so that anytime I assign a folder as my local website, it'll work
in NS too.  Or should I go through the above on each of my web folders.

I realize now, 5+ years into this .. that the way I set up my computer might
not be the best .. I do like to keep all of each client's stuff in the same
folder, and then just browse to the appropriate location with the PWS

> If that user account doesn't have permissions to be able to read the file,
> then the webserver will tell the browser to ask you for credentials so
> it can read the file off the hard disk.

By doing the above .. allowing anonymous access .. is that only me?  I mean,
can someone else from the outside now break in (poor choice of words), and
access my site locally?  Or has this not introduced any additional security

TIA for all your help .. like I said at the beginning, all's working fine
now. :)


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