Update on ping metrics recording

A few weeks ago Hostfurl changed the server providing raw averaged ping metrics data reports to the status site. This accounts for the Ping Australia Server time drop from around 2ms to around 1ms.

Hostfurl has just made an additional change. Instead of providing reports every 10 minutes at 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 minutes past the hour, the reports are now made at every 10 minutes at 2, 12, 22, 32, 42 and 52 minutes past the hour. We may fiddle around a bit more with these times.

The reason is subtle. Hostfurl cannot control if the status site decides to show raw averaged data as reported or show averages of the averaged reported data, on the day System Metrics chart. If the status site decides to show further averages, then the data looks smoother but appears to be behind by up to, say, an hour. There is a curious pattern with the Australia ping data. At 0 on the hour ping data is typically just under 0.8 ms. At other times during the hour ping data is typically between 1.0 and 1.2 ms. We don’t know the reason. By advancing the sample time two minutes we expect this anomaly not to show and the status site to flip less between showing raw data (desired) and further averaged data (not desired) on the day chart.