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Remove/redirect "Welcome" page?

Where is the index.html (or equivalent) for the "Welcome" page set as
the Apache default under OES? I'd like to redirect anyone hitting the
webserver home page to the /vo directory.
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Re: Remove/redirect "Welcome" page?

Kenny Anderson wrote:
> Where is the index.html (or equivalent) for the "Welcome" page set as
> the Apache default under OES? I'd like to redirect anyone hitting the
> webserver home page to the /vo directory.


If you're referring to the Novell Welcome Page that shows all the
products and whatnot, that's actually the 403 page for the server,
specified at /etc/opt/novell/httpd/conf.d. All you have to do is either
put a index.html in /srv/www/htdocs with an HTML redirect in it, or set
the default DocumentRoot to /var/opt/novell/tomcat4/webapps/vo.

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Justin Grote
Network Architect
JWG Networks
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Re: Remove/redirect "Welcome" page?

Justin Grote wrote:

> If you're referring to the Novell Welcome Page that shows all the
> products and whatnot, that's actually the 403 page for the server,
> specified at /etc/opt/novell/httpd/conf.d.


Have you any idea how long I spent combing the server for an index.html
that redirected to the Tomcat /welcome stuff? 🙂

Seems a bizarre method if you ask me. 403 = forbidden? I've dropped an
index.html into /srv/www/htdocs and it's working fine. I'll just need to
look in the conf.d to find the page it's referring - I'd like to be able
to pull the page back up if I needed to (i.e. http://server/welcome.html).

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Remove/redirect "Welcome" page?

Kenny Anderson wrote:
> Justin Grote wrote:
>
> > If you're referring to the Novell Welcome Page that shows all the

>
>> products and whatnot, that's actually the 403 page for the server,
>> specified at /etc/opt/novell/httpd/conf.d.

>
>
> Have you any idea how long I spent combing the server for an index.html
> that redirected to the Tomcat /welcome stuff? 🙂
>
> Seems a bizarre method if you ask me. 403 = forbidden? I've dropped an
> index.html into /srv/www/htdocs and it's working fine. I'll just need to
> look in the conf.d to find the page it's referring - I'd like to be able
> to pull the page back up if I needed to (i.e. http://server/welcome.html).
>
> Thanks for your help.


It does seem bizarre at first, but it actually makes good sense. This
only applies to the root directory (all others give a regular forbidden
message) and makes it so that it is easy to set up a new site and still
get regular (or custom) 404 errors. It really is the best way to do it
IMHO, albeit extremely confusing to someone trying to change the default
directory.

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Justin Grote
Network Architect
JWG Networks
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