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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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Performance Information Service Algorithm Input: CPU percentage, RAM available (MB), Current OS processes, Machine name, Date and time Output: Performance monitoring information xml data file Begin IF Client Service Timer off THEN COLLECT Performance Monitoring Information GENERATE XML file ENCRYPT generated XML file PING server to check for availability IF server is available THEN UPLOAD file END IF RESET service timer END IF End * Machines Performance Object Service Algorithm (MPOSA)
UMBC eBiquity Research Group analyzed results collected from Weblogs.com, a ping server that automatically notifies subscribers when new content is posted to a Web site or blog.
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