The 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.

Example Configuration

in_unix is included in Fluentd's core. No additional installation process is required.

  @type unix
  path /path/to/socket.sock

Please see the Config File article for the basic structure and syntax of the configuration file.


type (required)

The value must be unix.

path (required)

The path to your Unix Domain Socket.


The backlog of Unix Domain Socket. The default is 1024.

log_level option

The log_level option allows the user to set different levels of logging for each plugin. The supported log levels are: fatal, error, warn, info, debug, and trace.

Please see the logging article for further details.

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