node-fastcgi

Create FastCGI applications in node. Near drop-in replacement for node's http module.

node-fastcgi

This module is a replacement for node's http module (server only). It can be used to build FastCGI applications or to convert existing node applications to FastCGI.

The implementation is fully compliant with FastCGI 1.0 Specification.

var fcgi = require('node-fastcgi');
 
fcgi.createServer(function(reqres) {
  if (req.method === 'GET') {
    res.writeHead(200, { 'Content-Type': 'text/plain' });
    res.end("It's working");
  } else {
    res.writeHead(501);
    res.end();
  }
}).listen();

The API is almost compatible with http module api v0.10.23

Differences:

  • A FastCGI server will never emit 'checkContinue' and 'connect' events because CONNECT method and Expect: 100-continue headers should be handled by the front-end http server
  • The 'upgrade' event is not currently implemented. Typically upgrade/websocket requests won't work with FastCGI applications because of input/output buffering.
  • server.listen() can be called without arguments to listen on the default FastCGI socket { fd: 0 }
  • server.maxHeadersCount is useless
  • request.socket is not a real socket. It's an object containing HTTP server and client address and port (localAddress, localPort, remoteAddress, remotePort properties)
  • request.trailers will always be empty: CGI scripts never receive trailers
  • response.writeContinue() works as expected but should not be used. See first item

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Fabio Massaioli

Code from Node http module: Copyright Joyent, Inc. and other Node contributors

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