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connectivity plugin
Type: read
Callbacks: init, config, read, shutdown
Status: supported
First version: 5.10
Copyright: Red Hat
Andrew Bays
Aneesh Puttur
License: MIT license
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The connectivity plugin monitors network interface up/down status via netlink library.

The connectivity plugin queries interface status using netlink (man 7 netlink) which provides information about network interfaces via the NETLINK_ROUTE family (man 7 rtnetlink). The plugin translates the value it receives to collectd's internal format and, depending on the write plugins you have loaded, it may be written to disk or submitted to another instance. The plugin listens to interfaces enumerated within the plugin configuration (see below). If no interfaces are listed, then the default is for all interfaces to be monitored.


→ See: Plugin:connectivity/Config
<Plugin connectivity>
  Interface eth0


Interface <interface_name>

interface(s) to monitor connect to.

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  • libmnl
  • libyajl


See also