unix-stream, unix-dgram: Collect messages from UNIX domain sockets

The unix-stream() and unix-dgram() drivers open an AF_UNIX socket and start listening on it for messages. The unix-stream() driver is primarily used on Linux and uses SOCK_STREAM semantics (connection oriented, no messages are lost), while unix-dgram() is used on BSDs and uses SOCK_DGRAM semantics: this may result in lost local messages if the system is overloaded.

To avoid denial of service attacks when using connection-oriented protocols, the number of simultaneously accepted connections should be limited. This can be achieved using the max-connections() parameter. The default value of this parameter is quite strict, you might have to increase it on a busy system.

Both unix-stream and unix-dgram have a single required argument that specifies the filename of the socket to create. For the list of available optional parameters, see unix-stream() and unix-dgram() source options


   unix-stream(filename [options]);
    unix-dgram(filename [options]);

Example: Using the unix-stream() and unix-dgram() drivers

   source s_stream {
        unix-stream("/dev/log" max-connections(10));
   source s_dgram {
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