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pystatsd is a client for Etsy's statsd server, a front end/proxy for the Graphite stats collection and graphing server.

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**pystatsd** is a client and server implementation of Etsy's brilliant statsd
server, a front end/proxy for the Graphite stats collection and graphing server.

* Graphite
* Statsd
- code:
- blog post:

**pystatsd** has [been tested on]( python 2.5, 2.6, and 2.7.


Reviewing and merging pull requests, bringing stuff up to date, now with tests!

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See statsd_test for sample usage:

from pystatsd import Client, Server

srvr = Server(debug=True)

sc = Client('',8125)

sc.gauge('python_test.gauge', 42)

Building a Debian Package

To build a debian package, run `dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot`

Upstart init Script
Upstart is the daemon management system for Ubuntu.

A basic upstart script has been included for the pystatsd server. It's located
under init/, and will be installed to /usr/share/doc if you build/install a
.deb file. The upstart script should be copied to /etc/init/pystatsd.conf and
will read configuration variables from /etc/default/pystatsd. By default the
pystatsd daemon runs as user 'nobody' which is a good thing from a security


You can see the raw values received by pystatsd by packet sniffing:

$ sudo ngrep -qd any . udp dst port 8125

You can see the raw values dispatched to carbon by packet sniffing:

$ sudo ngrep -qd any stats tcp dst port 2003

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