Version 5 Manual
Web Server Options
Note: the information in this section is specific to the Windows version of PingPlotter.
The PingPlotter Pro integrated web server allows access to PingPlotter from a remote machine. The user interface and functionality of this web server are designed to give the owner of this machine access to trace information remotely.
Enable built-in web server
The built-in web server will automatically serve a web-based user interface for PingPlotter when enabled. This option is disabled by default (for security reasons), but can be easily enabled. This uses the PingPlotter built-in web server engine, which is loosely similar to IIS, but not exactly. The supplied web interface is written in ASP, using VBScript. You can, however, use IIS as the web server and point at PingPlotter "www" directory and use IIS instead. If you are going to customize the scripts, it is recommended that you use IIS instead of the PingPlotter built-in web server.
When enabled, you can access PingPlotter's web interface through this URL:
The webserver port controls which port you would use to access the built-in web server. If you use the default of 7464 (or PING on a telephone keypad), then you'd access the PingPlotter web interface through the above URL. Some other value would require a change in the URL.
Web server security settings
Enable this option to have your browser prompt for a username and password before displaying anything.
For best security, you'll want to require a username and password to access PingPlotter's web interface. If you turn off security, then anyone with a browser who has network connectivity to your machine will be able to manipulate your PingPlotter sessions (including adding new targets and closing existing targets).
**The feature in this topic is exclusive to PingPlotter Pro. See our product comparison page for more details**