Because there are a lot of attacks lately on xmlrpc.php, I want to block access to this file or disable it.
I am aware some remote updating functions won't work (like the mobile app) but that doesn't matter in my case.
However, I want to be sure the updating services (like pinging Pingomatic) are not affected by this. Can anyone confirm me the pinging will be successful without xmlrpc.php being reachable? I don't want the automatic pinging after new posts to be affected with this change.