uhura

server-to-server event emitter wire protocol

Uhura

Uhura is a server-to-server event emitter wire protocol. It provides a shared event emitter and data store between a server and client, with automatic reconnection and exponential backoff logic.

npm install uhura
var server = Uhura.createServer(function (client) {
  client.on('ping', function () {
    client.send('pong')
  })
})
server.listen(5555)

var client = Uhura.createClient(5555)
client.on('pong', function () {
  console.log('pong received')
})
client.send('ping')

Creates a net server that uses an event emitter to communicate. Callback receives a unique emitter for the net socket.

Create a client emitter. The port argument may be a number, a string, or an existing net.connect() instance. It also attaches a few extra methods, as seen below.

Forcefully destroys the socket and reconnects.

Flag the client to automatically reconnect, which an exponential backoff mechanism.

Disable auto-reconnection, if enabled, and closes the socket.

This is identical to the interface for the emit() function seen on normal event emitters, except it sends to the remote server.

Sets a value in the shared data store. This is also used to store session id for reconnection.

Gets a value from the shared data store.


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