user47376 user47376 - 1 year ago 136
Node.js Question

Firebase functions - getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND api.sandbox.paypal.com

Trying to make a request to Paypal's API using PayPal-node-SDK

exports.requestPayment = functions.https.onRequest((req, res) => {
return new Promise(function (fullfilled, rejected) {
paypal.payment.create(create_payment_json, {}, function (error, payment) {
if (error) {
rejected(error);
} else {
console.log("Create Payment Response");
console.log(payment);
res.status(200).send(JSON.stringify({
paymentID: payment.id
})).end();
fullfilled(payment);
}
});
});
});


but I'm constantly getting an error:

Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND api.sandbox.paypal.com api.sandbox.paypal.com:443
at errnoException (dns.js:28:10)
at GetAddrInfoReqWrap.onlookup [as oncomplete] (dns.js:76:26)


Things I've tried:


  1. Making a request to a totally different host, still
    ENOTFOUND

  2. Wrapping the request with
    cors(req,res, ()=>{...})

  3. Prepending
    https://
    to the host



What is the problem?

Answer Source

You'll need to be on a paid plan to make external API requests.

Firebase's Blaze plan (pay as you go) has a free allotment for Cloud Functions. https://firebase.google.com/pricing/

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