[smokeping-users] Re: packet loss
oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Tue Aug 27 12:17:42 MEST 2002
Today Philippe Strauss wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 07:31:38AM +0200, Tobias Oetiker wrote:
> > Today Leigh Sharpe wrote:
> > > Hi guys, Can't quite seem to work this one out. Is there any way
> > > of reporting the 'avg loss' as a percentage? It would be much
> > > more useful (and readable by the boss) than the per-20-packets
> > > reading.
> > sure this would be hackable ... but I find it sort of strange to
> > give a percentage for so few packets ... if we sent 1000 packets
> > then % would seem natural to me ... but when we send 20 things
> > would be in 5% steps anyway ...
> > anyone ... what do you think ... would % help the readability of
> > the graph ?
> yes, sure 20 probe is statisticaly weak, but the % would
> at least be easier to understand.
> I spent some time figuring that it was the number of probe
> which failed over 20, rather than a percentile.
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