On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Peter, we didn't envisage this as something that servers self-report,
> but as something measured from the outside. To a client, it's
> irrelevant whether a server is running off a UPS, for example: all we
> care about is whether we can contact and search in and retrieve from
> the server.
On the flip-side, though, if something's wrong between you and that
particular service (let's say a DNS server in your network goes
haywire and intermittently forgets certain domains, or something),
this service's reliability is tarnished through no fault of its own.
Or, let's say, for example, your ISP has decided that service X hasn't
paid enough of a toll to get priority to its customers...