Plugin: pinger
Author: Joey
Included in ikiwiki: yes
Enabled by default: no
Included in goodstuff: no
Currently enabled: no

This plugin allows ikiwiki to be configured to hit a URL each time it updates the wiki. One way to use this is in conjunction with the pingee plugin to set up a loosely coupled mirror network, or a branched version of a wiki. By pinging the mirror or branch each time the main wiki changes, it can be kept up-to-date.

To configure what URLs to ping, use the ping directive.

The LWP perl module is used for pinging. Or the LWPx::ParanoidAgent perl module is used if available, for added security. Finally, the Crypt::SSLeay perl module is needed to support pinging "https" urls.

By default the pinger will try to ping a site for 15 seconds before timing out. This timeout can be changed by setting the pinger_timeout configuration setting in the setup file.