View Full Version : pings i've never noticed before
03-25-2006, 01:15 AM
i just uploaded a pic to my blog and noticed the following coming up
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/ is pinged!
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/ is pinged!
http://ping.blo.gs/ is pinged!
I've never noticed this before. The image uploaded ok but what is this, what does it mean? Can someone please explain for me. Is it safe or do i have a problem?
03-25-2006, 07:36 AM
did you upgrade to version 1.5 ?
There is an addon in the admin section to ping photoblog-portals and photoblog-portals after uploading new photos to inform them about the new item at your PixelPost.
That is absolutely ok, it is kind of "marketing"
you can disable it in the admin section:
Ping service (admin_ping - version 1.0) - status: OFF or ON
no problem, no safety risk, just a new feature
03-25-2006, 11:12 AM
thanks for the reply.
yep i did upgrade to 1.5 beta. That explains it nicely. So it's a cool feature that's telling the blogging community that i'm alive :) ..
05-14-2006, 02:41 AM
(posting this here rather than starting a new thread)
have a question about the ping service addon: i usually postdate my posts (upload them to be published at some later date/time), but i notice that the addon automatically pings the RPC services at the time of uploading.
just wondering if this is defeating the purpose, since the post is not yet published at the time of the ping? (i.e., blogrolling is pinged, but there is no new post to see yet)
05-14-2006, 07:08 AM
this ping is on addon
it is a very simple addon
it pings immediately after all uploads
it will be easy to modify it..
any volunteer around?
05-14-2006, 12:21 PM
ah, i see. i shall simply turn the ping service off for now then, since i rarely use "post now" when uploading. (had a peek at the addon code but unfortunately i don't speak php yet.) yes, if there are any volunteers, i think it might be useful to have an option to ping upon publication (instead of upon uploading, in case they differ).
anyway, thanks for your response connie :)
07-22-2006, 07:41 AM
I'm currently trying to figure that one out too, but it's a bit of a stretch for this php newbie. :confused:
If you dont what it just go to addons section in admin panel and switch this addon off. Other option is to delete it from server from /addons directory.
07-22-2006, 06:48 PM
What about scheduling a cronjob every hour and checking against timestamp on entries?
Every time a new entry is posted (assuming future viewing) add a row to an addon specific sql table with values: image_id #, timestamp and ping (value 0 or 1)?
If image timestamp is less than current time, and if image timestamp +1 hour is greater than timestamp, and if sql table ping value = 0 (or 1) then ping and update sql table (ping value 0 or 1). If not, die.
Edit: Remove image timestamp from the ping table. That should be referenced from pixelpost table where, the information is already being stored anyway.
If you have access to cronjobs then it is the best solution. If not then you must do it in other way. Some time ago we (devs) were thinking about changing the code of ping addon to smarter one. We only need free time to make our dreams to come true.
07-23-2006, 01:40 AM
We only need free time to make our dreams to come true.
I was just thinking the same thing with this little project. :(
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