agent-base

Turn a function into an http.Agent instance

node-agent-base

This module provides a very basic, barebones implementation of a Node.js http.Agent. This can be used with the built-in http module.

It provides no Keep-Alive support and no socket pooling. It's very minimal.

It's minimal in order to be easily extended, and to feel like I have a sense of "control" over the underlying sockets being used by the http module.

This also allows for cooler things to be done in subclasses, like preprocessing the socket somehow, or perhaps connecting the socket to a different server entirely (think proxy servers).

Here's some more interesting subclasses of agent-base. Send a pull request to add yours!

Install with npm:

$ npm install agent-base
var url = require('url');
var http = require('http');
var Agent = require('agent-base');
 
var endpoint = 'http://nodejs.org/api/';
var opts = url.parse(endpoint);
 
// This is the important part! 
opts.agent = new Agent();
 
// Everything else works just like normal... 
http.get(opts, function (res) {
  console.log('"response" event!', res.headers);
  res.pipe(process.stdout);
});

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2013 Nathan Rajlich <nathan@tootallnate.net>

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