What are the differences between confirmed errors and unconfirmed errors?

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Question:

What are the differences between confirmed errors and unconfirmed errors?

 

Answer:

When a check is performed on a monitor, the first probe will return a pass or fail.  If the first probe returns a timeout, this is classified as an unconfirmed error.

This is followed by a second probe immediately run after the first check and usually from a different checkpoint.  If this probe returns a timeout result as well, then the result of the check is a confirmed error.  However, if this probe returns successfully, then the first error seen previously will remain as an unconfirmed error.