Is there any reason why some file types might be disallowed on my own web hosting space? I was trying to upload a mod file (.xm). It uploads with no problem, but when I try to access it, it gives a 404 message. If I rename the extension to .zip it downloads ok. I'll feel like an idiot if I've just missed something silly, but I'm pretty sure I haven't.
Update: Fasthosts say that it's something to do with MIME types not being set up on the server. (To anyone who knows: is this true - would the omission of a MIME type cause a 404 error?) They then asked me to send a list of all the filename extensions I'll ever need to use and they'll add them. Obviously I don't have time for that, but I might make a little program that generates every possible combination of 3-letter words after a period and send them the output.
So. Do most web hosts pull this trick now, or is it just GoDaddy and Fasthosts?