This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Techxplorer’s Ping Recorder

Description

The purpose of this plugin is to keep a log of recent ‘pings’ from a home server.

A script on the home server calls a specific ‘ping’ URL. In response the IP address of the request is recorded.
The list of pings is then used to build a list of links to click on in order to access the server via SSH.

Important Support Notice
Development of this plugin has ceased, and it is now officially unsupported.
If you are still using this plugin you are strongly encouraged to find an alternative.

Screenshots

  • The settings page for the plugin. Showing how the plugin can be configured and how the pings are displayed.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/techxplorers-ping-recorder directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Configure the plugin using the ‘Ping Recorder’ settings page.
  4. Regularly call the ping URL from your server to record its IP address.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/techxplorers-ping-recorder directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Configure the plugin using the ‘Ping Recorder’ settings page.
  4. Regularly call the ping URL from your server to record its IP address.
Are pings secure?

Yes, the ping URL includes a secret key as a parameter. If the secret key does not match the ping is not recorded.

Are custom SSH ports supported?

Yes, you can configure the plugin to use a custom SSH port.

Contributors & Developers

“Techxplorer’s Ping Recorder” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.1

  • Confirm compatibility with WordPress 4.8
  • Fix code style errors using latest WordPress code style

1.1.0

  • Released to the WordPress plugin directory.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.