in_unix Input plugin enables Fluentd to retrieve records from the Unix Domain Socket. The wire protocol is the same as in_forward, but the transport layer is different.
in_unix is included in Fluentd's core. No additional installation process is required.
<source>@type unixpath /path/to/socket.sock</source>
NOTE: Please see the Config File article for the basic structure and syntax of the configuration file.
The value must be
The path to your Unix Domain Socket.
Fluentd will use the environment variable
FLUENT_SOCKET if defined.
The backlog of Unix Domain Socket.
in_unix uses incoming event's tag by default. If set
tag parameter, use its value instead.
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