How to Stop Getting "Head /Index.Html HTTP/1.1" Messages Every 20 Seconds in Apache access_log (Doc ID 760820.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version: 12.0.4 to 12.1.2 - Release: 12.0 to 12.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

What is the purpose of the following entries in the Apache access log ?
How can one reduce the volume of these entries which currently appear every 20 seconds?

127.0.0.1 - - [24/Nov/2008:18:26:46 +0000] "HEAD /index.html HTTP/1.1" 200 0 0 "-" "-"
127.0.0.1 - - [24/Nov/2008:18:27:06 +0000] "HEAD /index.html HTTP/1.1" 200 0 0 "-" "-"
127.0.0.1 - - [24/Nov/2008:18:27:26 +0000] "HEAD /index.html HTTP/1.1" 200 0 0 "-" "-"
127.0.0.1 - - [24/Nov/2008:18:27:46 +0000] "HEAD /index.html HTTP/1.1" 200 0 0 "-" "-"

Solution

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