[collectd] TCP support in network plugin

Florian Forster octo at collectd.org
Thu Jun 11 20:56:30 CEST 2015

Hi Konstantin,

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 03:08:04PM +0300, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
> Is it a design desition that network plugin supports UDP and
> multicast, but not TCP?

yes, it allowed us to implement support for multicast, which is not
possible with TCP.

> I think using TCP would be better option than UDP for transmitting
> data over Internet. Otherwise, collectd would need to mitigate UDP
> packet loss somehow.

You can work around this with the AMQP plugin, for example. I'd also
like to have a reliable-by-default option, but the idea I have in mind
is not quite there yet …

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