chord2 is a ring-based peer-to-peer protocol.
$ npm install chord2
First you need to add a reference to chord2.
var Chord = ;
Then create a new node by calling the constructor function and specifying the host and the port to listen on.
Additionally, you need to specify a private key and a certificate. Please note that these values must be strings that contain data in
var chord =host: 'localhost'port: 3000privateKey: '...'certificate: '...';
Optionally you may specify a
metadata property to attach arbitrary data to a node. These metadata will be available to others when asking for information about the node. You may use it, e.g., to store information on services a node offers.
var chord =host: 'localhost'port: 3000privateKey: '...'certificate: '...'metadata:foo: 'bar';
By default, a node tries to do housekeeping around every 30 seconds. If you need to change this, provide a property called
var chord =host: 'localhost'port: 3000privateKey: '...'certificate: '...'serviceInterval: '10s';
Please note that this affects the way the protocol works. Hence setting the
serviceInterval property should be avoided in most cases.
Joining a Chord ring
To join another node, call the
join function and provide the host and the port of the node you want to join.
To get the status of a node call its
console;// => 'lonely' or 'unbalanced' or 'joined'
Finding the responsible node
If you want to find the node responsible for a value, call the
getNodeFor function and provide the value as a string.
As a result you will get information on the node itself as well as its metadata. If no metadata have been set, an empty object is returned.
Detecting changes in your neighborhood
To detect whether the successor or predecessor of a node changed, subscribe to the
changed-predecessor events. Please note that the predecessor may be
Running the build
This module can be built using Grunt. Besides running the tests, this also analyses the code. To run Grunt, go to the folder where you have installed chord2 and run
grunt. You need to have grunt-cli installed.
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