[collectd] collectd v4.6 encryption?

Florian Forster octo at verplant.org
Fri Jul 9 11:30:55 CEST 2010


On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 09:53:53AM -0700, N. Tucker wrote:
> Hello, I have a collectd 4.3 server which uses a "network" section that
> looks like this:
>     <Listen "">
>         SecurityLevel Encrypt
>         AuthFile authfile
>     </Listen>

the possibility to sign / encrypt network traffic has been added in
version 4.7. The plugin doesn't complain about unknown config options,
because it doesn't (yet) expect "Listen" to be a block, ignoring all
contained options.

> Is it possible that the encrypted networking option was removed for
> one or more versions?


> Is it possible to make collectd 4.6.3 talk to a collectd server with
> encrypted communications?


> The docs imply that there was no encryption support before 4.7, but
> this is obviously false.

No, the docs are accurate. (At least in this respect.)

Florian octo Forster
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