So my servers, like apparently many others, are suffering from bouncing scores quite regularly for the last several weeks. My pair of pool servers are hosted on pretty decent circuits (multiple, BGP) and I’ve never seen problems like this that persist more than tiny blips. Also of note, the servers are both in Northern California. I also ran an MTR for the last 24 hours and have 0% loss to ntplax7 and 1ms standard deviation, yet my scores are currently ~5.
I’ve put one of them into the new monitoring and it’s seeing similar issues (and scores) but only from the Los Angeles monitoring station.
So, Ask, have you explored the possibility that Phyber is having issues (or a direct upstream of them)? That seems most likely to me at this point.