How to remove the Novell Welcome web page on OES Linux

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  • 24-Jul-2007
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Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)


New install of OES/Linux. Web browser to the server IP or DNS name (http:///welcome) will display a Novell Open Enterprise Server welcome / features page. Finding a way to remove that is not intuitively obvious and requires an understanding of the apache underlying config files and the usage for the alias /welcome. Once found the fix is simple.


Remove the following symbolic links. The welcome pages will no longer be available.
Apache can be restarted as desired to read the config files again and remove the /welcome alias.

Additional Information

The apache configuration file uses the commands :

Include /etc/opt/novell/httpd/conf.d/*.conf


Include /etc/opt/novell/httpd/sconf.d/*.conf

to include those symbolic links into the SSL encrypted and non-SSL encrypted configurations.