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Direct requests for Global.asax are not allowed


An attempt was made to read an important web server file, which is not allowed on a IIS (Internet Information Services) server for security reasons.

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500.15 - Server error: Direct requests for GLOBAL.ASA are not allowed.

GLOBAL.ASA is a special file that cannot be accessed directly by your browser.

Error messages will differ depending on the web server and if replaced by the web site designers.
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Don't attempt to read this protected file!
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  FaultWire Staff
Posted: 26-Oct-2008
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A direct request for the Global.asa file or for the Global.asax file is made.

(From Microsoft - The HTTP status codes in IIS 7.0)
Additional notes for the web server administrator - Microsoft Knowledgebase article 942030.
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"500.15 - Direct requests for Global.asax are not allowed" is only supported by Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) web servers.

Global.asax = This is a file in the root of the IIS web site that contains scripts of things to do when the site comes up, and when a web user connects and disconnects to the server. It is a target for hackers, so access is highly restricted for site security.

The five hundred series of errors indicate something is wrong at the server and it is unable to complete the action.

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