udp-discovery

Provides zero-config discovery service using broadcast UDP.

udp-discovery

This module provides discovery services using UDP multicast. udp-discovery implements the zero-configuration UDP multicast discovery and works only between nodes on the same subnet as typically, broadcast packets don't route.

Installation

npm install udp-discovery

Example

var Discovery = require('udp-discovery').Discovery;
var discover = new Discovery();
 
var name = 'test';
var interval = 500;
var available = true;
 
var serv = {
  port: 80,
  proto: 'tcp',
  addrFamily: 'IPv4',
  bonus: {
    name: 'Edmond',
    day: 2233,
    week: [ 'monday', 'tuesday', 'wednesday', 'thursday', 'friday' ]
  }
};
 
discover.announce(name, serv, interval, available);
 
discover.on('MessageBus', function(event, data) {
  console.log('event:',event);
  console.log('data:',data);
});
var Discovery = require('udp-discovery').Discovery;
var discover = new Discovery();
 
discover.on('available', function(name, data, reason) {
  console.log('available ',name);
  console.log('data',data);
  console.log('reason',reason);
  var obj = {a: 1, b: '2', c: true, d: {e: 333}};
  discover.sendEvent('Hello', obj);
 
  console.log(name,':','available:',reason);
  console.log(data);
});
 
discover.on('unavailable', function(name, data, reason) {
  console.log(name,':','unavailable:',reason);
  console.log(data);
});

Discovery constructor

Invokes the constructor to create an instance of Discovery to receive discovery events. The config options object is optional, but if included, the following options are available:

  • Number port - The port to listen upon for service announcements. Default:
  • String bindAddr - The address to bind to. Default: listens to all interfaces.
  • String dgramType - Either 'udp4' or 'udp6'. Default: 'udp4'.

Discovery methods

Starts announcing the service at the specified interval. The parameter, serviceObject, is an object describing the service that udp-discoveryy announces.

  • String name The name of the service being announced. It must be unique, or it will collide with another.
  • Number interval The duration between announcements in milliseconds.
  • Any userData Any data that can be serialized into JSON.
  • Boolean available Optional parameter to set availability of the service. If not specified, the default is 'true', meaning available.

Any property with a default can be left out and the code supplies the default value. The name and data are required.

  • String name The name of the service.
  • Returns true if successful, false otherwise.

Halts announcements.

  • String name name of the service.
  • Number [interval] optional interval between announcements in ms.
  • Returns true if successful, false otherwise.

Resumes the announcements at the time interval.

  • String name name of the service.
  • Returns Object serviceObject from announce.

Returns the service object, which can be modified. For example, if you need to alter the userData, you can. You cannot, however, alter the name (it's a constant property).

Updates the existing service.

  • String name The name of the service being announced. It must be unique, or it will collide with another.
  • Any userData Any data that can be serialized into JSON.
  • Number [interval] Optional duration between announcements in milliseconds.
  • Boolean [available] Optional parameter to set availability of the service. If not specified, the default is 'true', meaning available.

Discovery Events

Has the following parameters:

  • String name name of the service.
  • Object data user-defined object describing the service.
  • String reason why this event was sent: 'new', 'availabilityChange', 'timedOut'.

This event can happen when:

  • The first announcement for a service is received.
  • The availability changes, if the available status changes from false to true.

Has the following parameters:

  • String name name of the service.
  • Object data user-defined object describing the service.
  • String reason why this event was sent: 'new', 'availabilityChange', 'timedOut'.

This event can happen when:

  • The first announcement for a service is received and the service is unavailable..
  • The availability changes, if the available status changes from true to false.
  • When 2x the announce interval time for the service elapsed without an announcement being seen. The service is considered unavailable and removed from the list of services.

License

Copyright (c) 2014 Edmond Meinfelder

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