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Forward is the protocol used by Fluentd to route messages between peers. The forward output plugin allows to provide interoperability between Fluent Bit and Fluentd. There are not configuration steps required besides to specify where Fluentd is located, it can be in the local host or a in a remote machine.
This plugin offers two different transports and modes:
- Forward (TCP): It uses a plain TCP connection.
- Secure Forward (TLS): when TLS is enabled, the plugin switch to Secure Forward mode.
The following parameters are mandatory for either Forward for Secure Forward modes: