MovableBlog: Ping Error Not MT's Fault
February 19, 2003
If, after posting in Movable Type, you're getting error messages like the following...
One or more errors occurred when sending update or TrackBack pings. Check the Activity Log for the error.
...and it directs you to your error log, giving you something like this...
Ping 'http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2' failed: HTTP error: 500 read timeout
...then you need not worry too much. This from Ben in the support forum:
This isn't a problem with MT. The pings were always failing--MT just started telling you about them, because for many people, they didn't know why they weren't appearing on the updated lists, etc. So it's helpful to know what is going wrong.
The fact that the error (the first quote above) appears in red led me to suspect that it was indeed a problem with MT, but evidently, like Ben says, MT is just letting you know about what has always been occuring on weblogs.com (or blo.gs, as the case may be) anyway.