broker

Express/Connect middleware that serves local or remote static files

broker

Express/Connect middleware that serves local or remote static files.

npm install broker --save

Serve static files

var express = require('express');
var broker = require('broker');
 
var app = express();
 
app.use(broker({
  root: '/public'
}));
 
app.listen(3000, function () {
 
});

Proxy remote files

var express = require('express');
var broker = require('broker');
 
var app = express();
 
app.use(broker({
  root: 'http://proxyserver.com'
}));
 
app.listen(3000, function () {
 
});
  • options - the options are similar to the send module because it uses this to serve local static files. Here are a few:
    • root - the root directory if serving local files or the url to prepend to requests to proxy remote static files
    • index - a string or array of strings that define the directory index file
    • dotfiles - how to handle files that begin with a dot. These are usually hidden files. The default value is ignore. Available options:
      • allow - No special treatment for dotfiles
      • deny - Send a 403 for any request for a dotfile
      • ignore - Pretend like the dotfile does not exist and 404
npm install
npm test