PingTimeout 60?

Apparently it’s not just MT 2.6 users who are having trouble getting a ping through to (or, more accurately, a ping response back from) Simon Fell says his Radio event log is showing that it’s regularly taking over 30 seconds to complete. PingTimeout 60, anyone?


Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-02-16 01:25:44

And, as anyone could have predicted, the ping for this entry timed out after 30 seconds. I wouldn’t think it’s a matter of server load, since there were only four blogs that updated during the same minute, so something must be going wrong.

Comment by sil #
2003-02-16 11:07:07

Ah! Timeouts! I never thought to check that. I thought that maybe didn’t like me or something, so I just switched over to pinging, since everyone I know who is interested in me pinging somewhere with updates does it with a blogroll, afaik.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-02-16 11:30:39

Well, pinging is useful for automated tools that don’t realize that’s list is a superset of’s, though: I’m pretty sure that runs off, and probably lots of others do, too.

I’d be inclined to just ping with a super-short timeout, and ignore the result. If at some point you notice that you aren’t showing up in their list, you can always go back and see whether the response is actually saying something useful.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2003-02-16 19:53:06

And now, it seems to be quite a bit better: early today I was trying to get to the specs on and getting browser timeouts, but now it’s snappy quick. Here’s hoping the pings are, too.

Trackback by NSLog(); #
2003-02-16 06:37:47

Dr. Phil’s JavaScript

I’m appointing Phil Ringnalda an honorary doctorate for noting my previous problem with timing out. Also, if you’re reading NSLog(); in Mozilla or Navigator, errr, Chimera, err, Camino, then you’ll appreciate the javascript/css I stole from…

Trackback by Sam Ruby #
2003-03-16 09:46:58

More blogrolling pings

OK, I’m in. I now ping, and and It is nice to see that there are now regional services. What would be really nice is if these services could federate. If this were done, then I could ping one local or topical or

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