Web browser asks Authentication when surfing

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    Something Clever ginoitalo's Avatar
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    Web browser asks Authentication when surfing

    On an IIS hosted website, I have a link that
    goes to a MS Word document (myDoc.doc),
    this is publicly accessable and not in a protected directory.

    On about half of the computers I try it on, the browser asks for a username and password,
    but clicking CANCEL also goes to the .doc file.

    Why would I be asked to Authenticate on some PC's and not others ?

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    & the hat of GPL slaying Thantos's Avatar
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    because microsoft sucks Long live apache!

    Is there a common thread among the computes that ask for the password (i.e. the browser, the OS, etc)?

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    Something Clever ginoitalo's Avatar
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    Mostly Win XP boxes, Word 2000, IE 5/6

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    PC Fixer-Upper Waldo2k2's Avatar
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    it always used to do that to me to, but even when I tried to open up a web page off my local server it wouldn't even give me permission to do so...go with apache.
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