[collectd] TCP support in network plugin
svante.karlsson at csi.se
Fri Jun 12 00:47:18 CEST 2015
One option would be to use MQTT as the transport. It fits really well with
metrics use case but I don't think the collectd-mqtt writer was ever
2015-06-11 22:24 GMT+02:00 Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru>:
> 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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