Using POST method on application root folder

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Subject: Using POST method on application root folder
Posted by:  Matt Cooke (mcooke…
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007

Hi all,

I have a unique requirement for a project that I'm working on.  I'm
creating an ASP.NET application that gets programmatically accessed by
a 3rd party.  The 3rd party uses the POST method all the time and I
cannot change this.  Everything works fine, except when the 3rd makes
its first call to the root url (
where myapplication is a virtual directory and application in my
IIS).  When they post to this address, they get an HTTP 405 error with
the message "Method not allowed."  I have POST allowed to .aspx files
and the default document for the application is default.aspx.  IIS
doesn't seem to apply the settings for .aspx unless the URL is
explicitly set.  What I mean is that the same call with works fine.  Is
there a setting in IIS that specifies the verbs are allowed when
accessing the root directory?