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Unix Domain Socket Input Plugin

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.

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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.

Last updated: 2016-10-21 06:29:58 UTC

Versions | v1.0 (td-agent3) | v0.12 (td-agent2)

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