@express-rate-limit/cluster-memory-store
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cluster-memory-store

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A memory store for the express-rate-limit middleware made for use with the node.js cluster module.

Installation

npm install @express-rate-limit/cluster-memory-store

(Alternate installation methods - pnpm, yarn, Github Releases, etc.)

Usage

This package requires you to use Node 16 or above.

In the cluster primary:

import { ClusterMemoryStorePrimary } from '@express-rate-limit/cluster-memory-store'

const rateLimiterStore = new ClusterMemoryStorePrimary()
rateLimiterStore.init()

In each cluster worker:

import { rateLimit } from 'express-rate-limit'
import { ClusterMemoryStoreWorker } from 'cluster-memory-store'

const limiter = rateLimit({
	store: new ClusterMemoryStoreWorker(),
	/* ...*/
})

app.use(limiter)

See the example/ folder for a complete, working example.

Configuration

ClusterMemoryStoreWorker takes an optional configuration object with the following options:

prefix

string

When applying multiple rate limits (e.g. a global limit and a more strict limit for a specific endpoint), set this to a unique value on each to prevent double-counting of visits.

Usage with PM2, gatling, and other process managers

Because this store requires code execution in the primary process, it doesn't work with process managers that need full control of the primary process, including PM2 when in cluster mode.

PM2

To work with PM2, use the following configuration:

instances: 1,
exec_mode: 'fork',

And then edit your main JS file to include the clustering code, similar to this example.

This looses some of the benefits of using PM2, because it can no longer directly manage worker processes.

Gatling

Gatling is not currently compatibile with cluster-memory-store.

Issues and Contributing

If you encounter a bug or want to see something added/changed, please go ahead and open an issue! If you need help with something, feel free to start a discussion!

If you wish to contribute to the library, thanks! First, please read the contributing guide. Then you can pick up any issue and fix/implement it!

License

MIT © Nathan Friedly and Vedant K

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