Blosxom has a couple of plugins to ping and when new entries are posted, either via HTTP GET or XML-RPC. But these scripts have a problem; they run as synchronous plugins, forcing whatever hapless user hits your blog first to wait while the servers do their thing (or don't - is awfully slow sometimes).

My little script works a different way, running as a cron job periodically and checking if it needs to ping. Not robust; only recommended for Python hackers.

  2003-08-25 01:19 Z