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.
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
configuration setting in the setup file.