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ping service

(1) An Internet service that pings computers on a regular basis to determine if they are still running. For example, a ping service would be used with a server farm to determine if any of the servers have failed. See ping.

(2) A service on the Internet that receives notifications (pings) from blogs that a new post is online. All subscribers signed up for that blog are notified of the update. Ping servers on the Internet, such as VeriSign's Weblogs.com (www.weblogs.com), provide the service at no charge.
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The new content aggregation services will utilize VeriSign's ping server infrastructure to increase the reliability and intelligence of its content distribution network.
By combining the intelligent content of Moreover's aggregation services with RSS feeds and the reliability of our ping server infrastructure, VeriSign will provide our customers with a highly relevant source of real-time information," said Mark McLaughlin, senior vice president and general manager of VeriSign's Naming and Directory Services.
Attack Lifecycle OKENA Intrinsic Security PROBE PENETRATE PERSIST Ping server addrs Mail attachment Create new life Guess passwords Javascript Modify existing life Guess mail users ActiveX controls Weaken Registry security settings Network installs Install new services Compressed Register trap doors messages Backdoors PROBE PROPAGATE PARALYZE Ping server addrs Mail copy of attack Format disk Guess passwords Web connection Delete files Guess mail users IRC Modify Files FTP Drill security hole Infect file shares Crash computer Denial of Service Steal secrets
Increases Reliability and Infrastructure of Ping Server Architecture for Blogosphere
A ping server automatically notifies subscribers when new content is posted to a Web site or blog.
Feed Inclusion -- Bloggers and other RSS feed owners are able to conveniently submit their feed for inclusion within the My MSN content search via Moreover's ping server.
There are dictionaries, online translators, news sites, shops, entertainment web sites, software archives, and such online tools as whois, traceroute, ping servers and other resources to choose from.