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User names in server log files

8:38 pm on May 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Our Web site is running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. I occasionally open some of our log files to read the user names of people that access a certain file on our Web site.
One of the User names displays as "www.domain.com/username" rather than "username." Why does this happen? Most of the user names show up as "username."

Robert Shields

1:55 am on May 2, 2008 (gmt 0)


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Are you using NT Authentication or Digest Authentication to force users to login with?

Going to take a stab at this.
www.domain.com/username <-- This entry was done by IE and your server is setup to use Digest Authentication. I remember reading something way back when about this and why it does it, but the the life of me I can't remember what the reason was or when it was wrote.


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