This article explains how Fluentd handles HTTP RPC.


HTTP RPC is one way of managing fluentd instance. Several provided RPCs are replacement of signals. The response body is JSON format.

On signal unsupported environment, e.g. Windows, you can use RPC instead of signals.


RPC is off by default. If you want to enable RPC, set rpc_endpoint in <system> section.


After that, you can access to RPC like below.

$ curl



Replacement of signal's SIGINT. Stop the daemon.


Replacement of signal's SIGTERM. Stop the daemon.


Replacement of signal's SIGUSR1. Flushes buffered messages.


Replacement of signal's SIGHUP. reload configuration.

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