/ Jun 18th, 2020 /

Custom DNS resolution removal

Vector once again follows the guidance of the host on DNS lookups.

In Vector 0.10.0, we no longer support custom DNS servers. This feature was adding considerable code complexity and is better handled outside of Vector through tools like systemd-resolved.

In the interest of keeping Vector lean and understandable, as well as improving it's maintainability, we've chosen to remove it.

Upgrade Guide

Make the following changes in your vector.toml file:

vector.toml
- dns_servers = [...]

Enabling DNS outside of Vector

If you were using this feature you may need to configure your host to consult DNS. This can be achieved through tools like systemd-resolved. Alternatively, you can wrap Vector in a container and set the DNS for the container. This can be done via --dns in podman/docker or

This change was made available in 0.10.0. You can get this change by downloading the latest stable release.

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