[smokeping-users] [BULK] Misleading statistics.

Bruce Mackey Bruce.Mackey at whalebacksystems.com
Mon May 12 15:06:18 CEST 2008

Yes, I also was thinking that it would be nice to have a way to schedule
"down time" for a host that smokeping would use to ignore packet loss.
I wouldn't know how to do this however.  :-)

Currently, I click on the graph and set the ranges when the host is live
and get the statistics from that.   Much more manual a process but much
more accurate!


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Hi folks,

My take on the statistics on the graphs is that they're misleading.


The machine in question is obviously switched off overnight, and while
it's running the network performs well.  The 'packet loss' statistics
shown in the graph don't give this impression.  I inderstand that it's
not easy to distinguish between a machine that's switched off and one
that's unreachable (but there are lies, damned lies, and statistics:).

Just my 0.02 currency units.  I'll be modifying my Smokeping to do
something more to my taste in this area.



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