[collectd] collectd on solaris10 sparcv

Florian Forster octo at collectd.org
Wed Nov 17 18:21:48 CET 2010

Hello anonymous user ;)

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 11:53:29AM -0500, DLSirrine at upsfreight.com wrote:
> SO_BINDTODEVICE will not work with Solaris. wondering if there's a
> workaround. 

You're right, that option is not available on Solaris. I'm assuming you
have the problem within a <Server /> block. If you need the "Interface"
option within a <Listen /> block, could you please elaborate why you
need it?

The common way (and the reason why this option is rarely used) is to let
the operating system chose which interface / source address to use. It
usually does this using the routing table.

An alternative for Solaris might be to add a "BindAddress" option to
<Server /> blocks. This is something we would need to add to the
sources, though -- there's no code available currently.

Last but not least: The node name given is passed to getaddrinfo(3). It
*might* be possible to add the interface name to the address, for
example to use IPv6 link-local addresses. I have absolutely no idea if
this would work with other addresses as well, and I'm certain that using
link-local addresses is an "interesting" (read: bad) idea. But if you
must try, it should work somewhat like this:

  Server "fe80::d55f:1534%eth0"

Hope this helps.. Regards,
Florian octo Forster
Hacker in training
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