Thanks for the feedback, Aaron! I initially did the same as you but
was told by the PHBs that Kafka was "too much" so we went this other

Thanks again for the feedback!

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:02 AM Aaron Finney <> wrote:
> Hi Will,
> Looks interesting! We accomplished this by using Kafka, but I can see where 
> having a json-via-udp might be useful as something more lightweight.
> Aaron
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 7:59 PM Will Hawkins <> wrote:
>> Hello great community!
>> First, I wanted to say that I love the pmacct software -- it's been a
>> huge boon to our research lab. Thank you all for developing and
>> contributing!
>> After some usage of the tool, we found that we needed some extra
>> functionality that I couldn't find in the included plugins. Namely, we
>> needed to send json-formatted output over UDP to a server that would
>> perform further processing on the data. I hope that I didn't miss an
>> existing plugin to perform such work!
>> Finding none, I decided to implement a plugin to do just that. I named
>> it jsonudp. I implemented it according to the directions in all the
>> document (ie, copy existing plugins!). I relied heavily on the
>> print_plugin and coded up something that works. I attempted to follow
>> the existing code style and meet the project's standards.
>> I submitted a pull request for the code to the project's repository on
>> github. I'd love to hear feedback on the code and what you think I can
>> improve if you think that it's a feature worth having in the main
>> repository. If you don't think it's worthwhile, I'd love to hear that
>> too!
>> In any event, thank you for building and maintaining such a great tool.
>> Will
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