This project is for modifications of the WordPress pinging system to allow pinging (the sending of a ping for new posts etc.) through a secure authenticated proxy (a proxy requiring a username and password). I believe this would involve modification of the Incutio XML-RPC [url removed, login to view], though there may be more to it than that. The proxy settings (proxy ip, port, and optionally username and password) would be set inside a get_proxy_settings() function that the relevant XML-RPC class would call.
Looking for people with experience programming for WordPress.