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solyd-network

0.0.4 • Public • Published

solyd-network

A high-level API for finding and connecting to peers who are interested in a "topic."

npm install solyd-network

Usage

const network = require('solyd-network')
const crypto = require('crypto')
 
const net = network()
 
// look for peers listed under this topic
const topic = crypto.createHash('sha256')
  .update('solyd-service')
  .digest()
 
net.join(topic, {
  lookup: true, // find & connect to peers
  announce: true // optional- announce self as a connection target
})
 
net.on('connection', (socket, details) => {
  console.log('new connection!', details)
 
  // you can now use the socket as a stream, eg:
  // process.stdin.pipe(socket).pipe(process.stdout)
})

API

net = network([options])

Create a new network instance

Options include:

{
  // Optionally overwrite the default set of bootstrap servers
  bootstrap: [addresses],
  // Set to false if this is a long running instance on a server
  // When running in ephemeral mode (default) you don't join the
  // DHT but just query it instead.
  ephemeral: true,
  // Pass in your own udp/utp socket
  socket: (a udp or utp socket)
}

net.join(topic[, options])

Join the swarm for the given topic. This will cause peers to be discovered for the topic ('peer' event). Connections will automatically be created to those peers ('connection' event).

The announce and lookup parameters should be set according to your process' expected behavior and lifetime. If your process is:

  • Joining the topic temporarily, set lookup: true and announce: false.
  • Joining the topic for a long time, set both lookup: true and announce: true.
  • Joining the topic and likely to receive a lot of connections (e.g. it runs persistently in the cloud) then set lookup: false and announce: true.

Parameters:

  • topic. Buffer. The identifier of the peer-group to list under. Must be 32 bytes in length.
  • options. Object.
    • announce. Boolean. List this peer under the the topic as a connectable target? Defaults to false.
    • lookup. Boolean. Look for peers in the topic and attempt to connect to them? If announce is false, this automatically becomes true.

net.leave(topic)

Leave the swarm for the given topic.

  • topic. Buffer. The identifier of the peer-group to delist from. Must be 32 bytes in length.

net.connect(peer, (err, socket, details) => {})

Establish a connection to the given peer. You usually won't need to use this function, because solyd connects to found peers automatically.

  • peer. The object emitted by the 'peer' event.
  • cb. Function.
    • err. Error.
    • socket. The established TCP or UTP socket.
    • details. Object describing the connection.
      • type. String. Should be either 'tcp' or 'utp'.
      • client. Boolean. If true, the connection was initiated by this node.
      • peer. Object describing the peer. (Will be the same object that was passed into this method.)

net.on('connection', (socket, details) => {})

A new connection has been created. You should handle this event by using the socket.

  • socket. The established TCP or UTP socket.
  • details. Object describing the connection.
    • type. String. Should be either 'tcp' or 'utp'.
    • client. Boolean. If true, the connection was initiated by this node.
    • peer. Object describing the peer. Will be null if client === false.
      • port. Number.
      • host. String. The IP address of the peer.
      • local. Boolean. Is the peer on the LAN?
      • referrer. Object. The address of the node that informed us of the peer.
        • port. Number.
        • host. String. The IP address of the referrer.
        • id. Buffer.
      • topic. Buffer. The identifier which this peer was discovered under.

net.on('peer', (peer) => {})

A new peer has been discovered on the network and has been queued for connection.

  • peer. Object describing the peer.
    • port. Number.
    • host. String. The IP address of the peer.
    • local. Boolean. Is the peer on the LAN?
    • referrer. Object. The address of the node that informed us of the peer.
      • port. Number.
      • host. String. The IP address of the referrer.
      • id. Buffer.
    • topic. Buffer. The identifier which this peer was discovered under.

net.on('update', () => {})

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