Free Server Pinger is a free software application from the Automation Tools subcategory, part of the System Utilities category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2010-05-17. The program can be installed on Linux, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win98, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP.
It notifies a variety of Blog Directories and Search Engines that your blog has been updated recently, which is often followed by those Blog Directories and Search Engines checking your site for new content, using a technique called 'Spidering'. Once verified by these 'Web Crawlers' they list your new content, postings, etc., in their directories and search results.
The list of Blogs is configurable, as is the the list of Blog Directories and Search Engines Servers (with a maximum of one thousand), and the application has a default list of those Servers, which includes some of the most popular that I have tested the application with successfully.
Once loaded up it'll do nothing until you either:
* add, modify or delete a blog which you want to notify blog directories about (it'll save your blogs in a file called "blog.txt" in the same directory as the application is run out of)
* add, modify, or delete a blog directory / search engine to notify via an xml-rpc pingback (it'll save your blogs in a file called "ping.txt" in the same directory as the application is run out of)
* start a blog ping session, where it will cycle through all the blogs you've added, and through all the blog directories you've added, and send each one an xml-rpc pingback call (it'll connect to the Internet via the Apache xml-rpc libraries, so you may need to let Java or BlogPing.jar have access through any locally configured firewalls)
* have a look at the about page, which will load info from a special page from this blog, where I'll post help and any news or updates about the application
What do I need to get it to work ?
An installed copy of the the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE). I set the software to be compatible with JRE version 1.5 and above, although I've only tested it from JRE 1.6 onwards.
Whilst writing it I used the Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.6.0_0.5 (or 1.6.0 update 5, as it's also known, the latest current version) so the JRE
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