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Added info about repeater backend.

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This is a pluggable backend for [StatsD](, which
publishes stats to another StatsD service.
+## Disclaimer
+This backend is most probably redundant now since statsd now has a repeater backend which effectively serves the same purpose (relay stats to another server). Please let me know your thoughts on this.
## Installation
npm install statsd-backend

1 comment on commit 1c420e4

Hey, I wouldn't say that this backend is redundant - statsd's repeater backend only repeats packets verbatim, while this one pre-aggregates. This can be useful for scaling if you have multiple statsd backends talking to one main statsd (traffic to the second layer is pre-aggregated and thus low and constant wrt. the number of events sent to the first layer).

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