The webping Discovery plugins will start an HTTP listener and wait for incoming GET or POST requests. Whenever it receives a request, the webping plugin will extract the client's IP address and add that system to the "potential targets" queue.

This plugin provides an easy way to have targets notify Automatron of their existence.


This plugin does require some configuration in Automatron's master configuration file config.yml.

      port: 20000

The above configuration has two elements.

  • ip - This is the IP address to bind to.
  • port - This is the port the HTTP listener should bind and listen to.