[Bug 89364] Re: Apache2 default site contains only the words "It works!"

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 25 16:33:56 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 04:11:03PM -0000, Alec Wright wrote:
> My idea for "it works" page replacement:

> The replacement page should have the ubuntu theme and should say
> something along the lines of "congratulations, your apache2 web server
> is working! for more information and help visit (link to somewhere on
> help.ubuntu.com). If you want to remove this page, simply delete the
> files: (list here) in your web directory"

This is not going to happen.

That page used to have a standard text that explained that the user has
correctly set up their Apache server and a bit of text about what the
Apache project was.  This was changed to the simple "It works" page,
because it used to cause bug reports, e-mail threats, etc.  etc.  from
people who had failed to set up their server correctly, saw something
about "Apache" (without really reading the text of it) and drew the
conclusion that some "Apache" group had hacked their server, with which
they then went on to convey their dissatisfaction in less than
constructive ways.

Apache2 default site contains only the words "It works!"
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