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Version: Tenzir v4.5


A connector specifies how to exchange raw bytes with an underlying resource, such as a file, a network socket, or a third-party library. A connector provides a loader and/or saver:

  1. Loader: translates raw bytes into structured event data
  2. Saver: translates structured events into raw bytes

Loaders and savers interact with their corresponding dual from a format:

Connectors appear as an argument to the from and to operators:

from <connector> [read <format>]
to <connector> [write <format>]

If the format is omitted, the default depends on the connector.

Tenzir ships with the following connectors: