I have an NTLM SharePoint site with host header on the Server. When I try to access this site from the server locally It asks me for the credentials 3 times and then finally giving me an unauthorized error. The site works fine from any non SharePoint farm machine with the same user credentials.
Now this may not be a big issue for me as I can browse the site from other machines. The real problem is regarding crawling as it is also getting access denied message in the crawl log and I think they both are related.
Server environment: WINDOWS server 2003 MOSS 2007 with service pack2
Does anyone know what I could do to fix this?