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Monitor a connection and automatically reconnect on failure.


Watches your node.js connections and automatically reconnects them when things fail.

Connections in node.js are flaky by nature - a disconnection will throw a fatal error (unless your code is watching for them), potentially bringing down your entire application. Babysitter transparently catches these failures and automatically attempts to reconnect the problem connection, resulting in a more reliable application.

Babysitter can watch any EventEmitter that emits connect and close events.

    var Babysitter = require('babysitter');
// Let's give the babysitter something to do besides watch tv 
var sitter = function( optionsdone ){
// This function is responsible for setting up the connection, both 
// on the initial attempt and any reconnect attempts. 
var connection = net.createConnection( options.port, );
// Give the connection back to the babysitter. Note that it's unnecessary to  
// wait until the connect event for the connection - babysitter handles this transparently 
done( null, connection );
}), {
// Options to be passed to the connect function 
host: 'localhost',
port: '8000'
// Babysitter emits connect, close, end, and backoff 
sitter.on( 'connect', function(){
sitter.on( 'close', function(){

All code licensed under the MIT license.