harbor

TCP port availability and assignment utility.

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Harbor

TCP port availability and assignment utility.

Harbor is a small little tool to find available TCP ports within a given range. It will remember what server is assigned to each port, or which ports are unavailable due to system assignment.

Installation

Harbor can be installed via npm.

npm install harbor

Quick Start

Invoke the harbor primary export with a lower and upper bounds of port number to query. Then claim a service name to query for an available port.

var harbor = require('harbor')(1227, 1337);

harbor.claim('awesomeness', function (err, port) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(port); // 1227
});

API Reference

Harbor

The primary export is a factory, but you can also create new Harbors manually.

var Harbor = require('harbor')
  , harbor = new Harbor(1227, 1337);

The harbor constructor object is also an event emitter.

  • claim (name, port) upon claim of a port
  • release (name, port) upon release of a port
  • full upon all ports being claimed

Should you run out of ports, you can adjust the harbor.min or harbor.max to your needs.

.claim (name, cb)

  • @param {String} service name
  • @param {Function} callback

Find an available port for a named service. Names must be unique within a given Harbor. If a claim for a name that already exists, the already assigned port will be returned.

Will emit claim event for new, successful claims. Alternatively could emit full event in addition to returning an error in the callback.

harbor.claim('awesomeness', function (err, port) {
  if (err) throw err; // will occur if all available ports are claimed
  console.log(port); // 1227
});

.release (name)

  • @param {String} service name

Indicate that the claimed port for name is no longer in use and can be returned to the pool of available ports.

Will emit release event if the port was previously claimed. Releasing a service name that does not exist has no impact.

harbor.release('awesomeness');

.claimed

  • @returns {Array} claimed ports

Get an array of all claimed ports by this harbor interface. Does not include ports that are in use by system services within the harbor range.

Tests

Tests are written in the BDD styles for the Mocha test runner using the should assertion interface from Chai. Running tests is simple:

make test

Contributing

Interested in contributing? Fork to get started. Contact @logicalparadox if you are interested in being regular contributor.

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License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 Jake Luer jake@alogicalparadox.com

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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