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The UnixSock plugin opens a UNIX domain socket and accepts connections. Using this socket one can send commands to the daemon and receive information.

This plugin is a generic plugin, i.e. it cannot work without configuration, because there is no reasonable default behavior. Please read the Plugin unixsock section of the collectd.conf(5) manual page for an in-depth description of the plugin's configuration. The protocol understood by the UnixSock plugin is documented in the collectd-unixsock(5) manual page.


LoadPlugin unixsock
# ...
<Plugin unixsock>
  SocketFile "/path/to/socket"
  SocketGroup "collectd"
  SocketPerms "0770"


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