This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file,
mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.
When sending pings—either TrackBack pings or update pings—Movable Type
sets a timeout on the ping, so that it doesn’t take too long and appear to
freeze up the system. You can override the default setting of
15 seconds by setting a different value with the
PingTimeout directive. The value is assumed to be in seconds.