[collectd] [RFC] idea: write_rest plugin

Francesco Romani fromani at redhat.com
Fri May 26 14:16:45 CEST 2017

Hi everyone,

I recently learned that the write_prometheus[1] plugin - very nice
addition btw -

embeds one http server, and accepts requests from prometheus itself.

I was wondering if one similar plugin but for REST queries would be
accepted in the mainline.

What I was thinking of:

1. new plugin inspired by write_prometheus, reusing libmicrohttpd

2. support only for GET

3. optional auth and TLS support

I haven't written any code yet, just in the design phase. Would that be
interesting for the project?

Thanks and best regards.


[1] https://collectd.org/wiki/index.php/Plugin:Write_Prometheus

Francesco Romani
Senior SW Eng., Virtualization R&D
Red Hat
IRC: fromani github: @fromanirh

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