[collectd] TCP support in network plugin

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Thu Jun 11 22:24:59 CEST 2015

11.06.2015, 21:56, "Florian Forster" <octo at collectd.org>:
> 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.

What's wrong with just sending the same packets over TCP connection?

>>  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 …

I'm planning to use collectd on embedded systems, and AMQP requires
additional dependency. Also, it's not a binary protocol.


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