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28th February, 2010 at 16:42:56 -

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.

 
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28th February, 2010 at 18:37:30 -

My host does the same. Are you using GoDaddy, perchance? I think they make you pay for some extensions.

For instance, I have to zip an mfa to share it.

 

  		
  		

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28th February, 2010 at 22:24:18 -

I'm using Fasthosts, and I've not had this problem before. They must have changed something I guess.

 
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3rd March, 2010 at 03:27:17 -

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?

 
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3rd March, 2010 at 03:31:50 -

Hmm, apparently this is the case. IIS 6.0 throws a 404 error if a file is not associated with a MIME type.

http://jamesewelch.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/iis-returns-http-404-for-file-downloads/

 
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