multilevel-serve

Use level-serve over multilevel

npm install multilevel-serve
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multilevel-serve

Expose a level-serve instance over the network by smuggling them into a db object, using multilevel as a transport and the extracting them back again on the client.

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Usage

This assumes that you're already using multilevel. For help setting it up, there's a section about using plugins in its README.

Host a multilevel server on port 3000 and the level-serve http server on port 8000.

var serve = require('level-serve');
var addServer = require('multilevel-serve');
var http = require('http');

var db = // initialize a database...

// create static file server and add it to the db
var server = serve(db);
addServer(db, server);

// write the manifest...
// expose multilevel over tcp...

// start listening on http port 8000
http.createServer(function (req, res) {
  server.handle(req, res);
}).listen(8000);

In the client, make the connection and then store a cat picture in level-serve and get its url.

var getServer = require('multilevel-server');
var fs = require('fs');

// get the manifest from the server...
var db = // create a multilevel client from the manifest...
// connect it to the server...

// get the server object from the db
var server = getServer(db);

// store cat in server
fs.createReadStream(__dirname + '/cat.png')
  .pipe(server.createWriteStream('cat.png'))
  .on('close', function () {
    server.url('cat.png', function (err, url) {
      console.log('open http://localhost:8000' + url);
    });
  });

API

Server

var addServer = require('multilevel-serve');

addServer(db, server)

Smuggle the server's methods into db.

Client

var getServer = require('multilevel-serve');

var server = getServer(db)

Get the server back from the db object.

var manifest = getServer.manifest

If you don't have access to a manifest, you can use this one.

Installation

With npm do

$ npm install  multilevel-serve

License

(MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Wayla <data@wayla.com>

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