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Retrieve kafka stream from unavailable place.


I discovered some Kafka brokers. And when I consume topic, I get the error: failed to get offset for topic pushgatway_send Partition 3: dial tcp i/o timeout or failed to get offset for topic __consumer_offsets Partition 17: dial tcp: lookup broker on no such host. How can we retrieve kafka stream?

Again, dns and network

Kafka broker handles all requests from clients to read and write events. The topic may be on different partition. These above errors show that no dns and no route to internal broker.

Now, as network engineer, what’s in your mind?
DNS is alias of ip address. We remap DNS to exact ip show no such host.

How’s about i/o timeout? redirect the traffic to this ip with your state full firewall. Because broker may have multiple network interfaces, and it exposed 1 interface, redirect from public interface then it should redirect to internal interface.

iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -p tcp --dport 9092 -j MASQUERADE
iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 9092 -j DNAT --to-destination $kafka_public_ip:$port

This code should work, except the host is 127.*.*.*. Kernel prevents reroute localnet by default. Then we need other trick

sysctl -w net.ipv4.conf.all.route_localnet=1

Then if the partition is on broker, data should be retrieved.

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