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From Tom Evans <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Fw: favicon.ico
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:38:03 GMT
On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:56 PM, Steve Swift <> wrote:
> It is surprising that the installation of apache does not install a sample
> favicon.ico (the apache "feather", perhaps).

Apache used to* install a more complete welcome page, with favicon,
links to docs, everything a sysadmin might want to look at after
installing Apache.

However, if they didn't add/restore real content to the site, it
looked like the website had been replaced by Apache, which lead to
many many more queries about 'who is and why have they
stolen my favourite website' than we currently get about a missing



* I'm going from my memory here, which is often fallible.

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