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THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MERGED INTO NODE.JS CORE. YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT THIS ANYMORE. It's in the 0.5 branch, so only use this as a short-term dependency if you're using the 0.4.x branch and really need this.

node-httpu is a very small library that enables you to make http client requests over a Unix Domain Socket. Arguably, this code should be in node core, but for the time being, it's not.


The library is very simple, and small, and only exposes you the ability to create a new fd socket that can be used with the existing node net API:

var httpu = require('httpu');

var options = {
  socketPath: '/tmp/httpu-sock',
  path: '/index.html'

var req = httpu.get(options, function(res) {
  console.log('STATUS: ' + res.statusCode);
  console.log('HEADERS: ' + JSON.stringify(res.headers));
  res.on('data', function (chunk) {
    console.log('BODY: ' + chunk);
}).on('error', function(e) {
  console.log("Got error: " + e.message);

This is just a direct overlay on top of the HTTP binding, except you can specify a socketPath as opposed to host:port.


npm install httpu