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Error Message: 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address rejected
Article ID: 248043 - View products that this article applies to.
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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/IIS.mspxFor more information about IIS 7.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
When connecting to Internet Information Services using a Web browser, you may receive the following error message:
HTTP 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address rejected
Each client has a unique IP address. If the server defines a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the site and the IP address you are using is on this list, you will receive the error message.
This is a feature that grants or denies specific users access to a Web site, directory, or file.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps.
If the product documentation was installed with IIS, one of the following links will be available when viewed on the IIS server:
Internet Information Services 5.0 Documentation
Internet Information Server 4.0 Documentation
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/172218/ )Microsoft TCP/IP host name resolution order
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163391/ )Troubleshooting problems communicating with a server on the Internet using a dial-up networking connection in Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows NT