tcp-port-used

A simple Node.js module to check if a TCP port is already bound.

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tcp-port-used

A simple Node.js module to check if a TCP port is currently in use. It returns a deferred promise from the q library.

Installation

npm install tcp-port-used

Examples

To check a port's state:

var tcpPortUsed = require('tcp-port-used');

tcpPortUsed.check(44201, '127.0.0.1')
.then(function(inUse) {
    console.log('Port 44201 usage: '+inUse);
}, function(err) {
    console.error('Error on check:', err.message);
});

To wait until a port on localhost is available:

tcpPortUsed.waitUntilFree(44203, 500, 4000)
.then(function() {
    console.log('Port 44203 is now free.');
}, function(err) {
    console.log('Error:', err.message);
});

To wait until a port on a host is available:

tcpPortUsed.waitUntilFreeOnHost(44203, 'some.host.com', 500, 4000)
.then(function() {
    console.log('Port 44203 on some.host.com is now free.');
}, function(err) {
    console.log('Error:', err.message);
});

To wait until a port on localhost is accepting connections:

tcpPortUsed.waitUntilUsed(44204, 500, 4000)
.then(function() {
    console.log('Port 44204 is now in use.');
}, function(err) {
    console.log('Error:', err.message);
});

To wait until a port on a host is accepting connections:

tcpPortUsed.waitUntilUsedOnHost(44204, 'some.host.com', 500, 4000)
.then(function() {
    console.log('Port 44204 on some.host.com is now in use.');
}, function(err) {
    console.log('Error:', err.message);
});

To wait until a port on a host is in specific state:

var inUse = true;   // wait until the port is in use
tcpPortUsed.waitForStatus(44204, 'some.host.com', inUse, 500, 4000)
.then(function() {
    console.log('Port 44204 on some.host.com is now in use.');
}, function(err) {
    console.log('Error:', err.message);
});

API

check(port [, host])

Checks if a TCP port is in use by attempting to connect to the port on host. If no host is specified, the module uses '127.0.0.1' (localhost). When the promise is resolved, there is a parameter inUse, when true means the port is in use and false means the port is free.

Parameters:

  • Number|Object port The port you are curious to see if available. If an object, must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • String host The host name or IP address of the host. Default, if not defined: '127.0.0.1'

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

waitUntilFree(port [, retryTimeMs] [, timeOutMs])

Returns a deferred promise and fulfills it only when the localhost socket is free. Will retry on an interval specified in retryTimeMs until the timeout. If not defined the retryTime is 200 ms and the timeout is 2000 ms.

Parameters:

  • Number|Object port a valid TCP port number. If an object must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • Number [retryTimeMs] the retry interval in milliseconds - defaultis is 100ms.
  • Number [timeOutMs] the amount of time to wait until port is free. Default 300ms.

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

waitUntilFreeOnHost(port [, host] [, retryTimeMs] [, timeOutMs])

Returns a deferred promise and fulfills it only when the localhost socket is free. Will retry on an interval specified in retryTimeMs until the timeout. If not defined the retryTime is 200 ms and the timeout is 2000 ms. If the host is not defined, the modules uses the default '127.0.0.1'.

Parameters:

  • Number|Object port a valid TCP port number. If an object, must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • String host The host name or IP address of the host. Default, if not defined: '127.0.0.1'
  • Number [retryTimeMs] the retry interval in milliseconds - defaultis is 100ms.
  • Number [timeOutMs] the amount of time to wait until port is free. Default 300ms.

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

waitUntilUsed(port [, retryTimeMs] [, timeOutMs])

Returns a deferred promise and fulfills it only when the socket is accepting connections. Will retry on an interval specified in retryTimeMs until the timeout. If the host is not defined the retryTime is 200 ms and the timeout is 2000 ms.

Parameters:

  • Number|Object port a valid TCP port number. If an object, must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • Number [retryTimeMs] the retry interval in milliseconds - defaultis is 100ms.
  • Number [timeOutMs] the amount of time to wait until port is free. Default 300ms.

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

waitUntilUsedOnHost(port [, host] [, retryTimeMs] [, timeOutMs])

Returns a deferred promise and fulfills it only when the socket is accepting connections. Will retry on an interval specified in retryTimeMs until the timeout. If not defined the retryTime is 200 ms and the timeout is 2000 ms. If the host is not defined the module uses the default '127.0.0.1'.

Parameters:

  • Number|Object port a valid TCP port number. If an object, must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • String host The host name or IP address of the host. Default, if not defined: '127.0.0.1'
  • Number [retryTimeMs] the retry interval in milliseconds - defaultis is 100ms.
  • Number [timeOutMs] the amount of time to wait until port is free. Default 300ms.

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

waitForStatus(port, host, status [, retryTimeMs] [, timeOutMs])

Waits until the port on host matches the boolean status in terms of use. If the status is true, the promise defers until the port is in use. If the status is false the promise defers until the port is free. If the host is undefined or null, the module uses the default '127.0.0.1'. Also, if not defined the retryTime is 200 ms and the timeout is 2000 ms.

Parameters:

  • Number port a valid TCP port number. If an object, must contain all the parameters as properties.
  • String host The host name or IP address of the host. Default, if not defined: '127.0.0.1'
  • Boolean status A boolean describing the condition to wait for in terms of "in use." True indicates wait until the port is in use. False indicates wait until the port is free.
  • Number [retryTimeMs] the retry interval in milliseconds - defaultis is 100ms.
  • Number [timeOutMs] the amount of time to wait until port is free. Default 300ms.

Returns:

Object A deferred promise from the q module.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 jut-io

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:

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