[dnsdist] dnstap unix socket not created

Chris Hofstaedtler | Deduktiva chris.hofstaedtler at deduktiva.com
Mon May 11 07:47:59 UTC 2020

Hi Derrick,

* Derrick Lim via dnsdist <dnsdist at mailman.powerdns.com> [200511 06:23]:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use dnstap logging, but the unix socket doesn't seem to
> be created.
> I've looked through the previous messages here on the mailing list and
> checked the systemd private directory as well the specified directory,
> but there doesn't seem to be anything there.
> What am I missing?

It is expected that the dnstap reader creates the socket - it acts
as the "server" from a dnstap PoV. dnsdist will connect to the
socket once it exists.

Your friendly OS vendor should have packages fstrm_capture, which
can act as the dnstap server.

JP Mens has a nice intro to dnstap in general:

Chris Hofstaedtler / Deduktiva GmbH (FN 418592 b, HG Wien)
www.deduktiva.com / +43 1 353 1707

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