nnm nnm - 4 months ago 27x
Node.js Question

Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND in nodejs for get call

I am running a web server on node the code for which is given below

var restify = require('restify');

var server = restify.createServer();

var quotes = [
{ author : 'Audrey Hepburn', text : "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"},
{ author : 'Walt Disney', text : "You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you"},
{ author : 'Unknown', text : "Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step."},
{ author : 'Neale Donald Walsch', text : "You are afraid to die, and you're afraid to live. What a way to exist."}

server.get('/', function(req, res) {

server.get('/quote/random', function(req, res) {
var id = Math.floor(Math.random() * quotes.length);
var q = quotes[id];

server.get('/quote/:id', function(req, res) {
if(quotes.length <= req.params.id || req.params.id < 0) {
res.statusCode = 404;
return res.send('Error 404: No quote found');

var q = quotes[req.params.id];

server.listen(process.env.PORT || 3011);

And then i want to do a get request in the following code

var https = require('http');

* HOW TO Make an HTTP Call - GET
// options for GET
var optionsget = {
host : 'http://localhost',
port : 3010,
path : '/quote/random', // the rest of the url with parameters if needed
method : 'GET' // do GET

console.info('Options prepared:');
console.info('Do the GET call');

// do the GET request
var reqGet = https.request(optionsget, function(res) {
console.log("statusCode: ", res.statusCode);
// uncomment it for header details
// console.log("headers: ", res.headers);

res.on('data', function(d) {
console.info('GET result:\n');
console.info('\n\nCall completed');


reqGet.on('error', function(e) {

I am just starting with node and i dont even know if this is the right way.
I want to test the performance of express and restify.I have done a apache benchmark test for the server code i wrote and found contradicting results that restify is better.So i want to test out some more by making calls to remote services and then later read write to mongodb.The above code is my starting point.I am getting the error

{ [Error: getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND] code: 'ENOTFOUND', errno: 'ENOTFOUND', syscall: 'getaddrinfo' }

Am i atleast heading in the write direction? What is the right way to the kind of tests that i want to? Why did i get the result restify faster than express? Can anyone guide me to the best starting point tutorials for application in node/express/backbone and mongodb?


getaddrinfo ENOTFOUND means client was not able to connect to given address. Please try specifying host without http:

var optionsget = {
    host : 'localhost',
    port : 3010,
    path : '/quote/random', // the rest of the url with parameters if needed
    method : 'GET' // do GET

Regarding learning resources, you won't go wrong if you start with http://www.nodebeginner.org/ and then go through some good book to get more in-depth knowledge - I recommend Professional Node.js , but there's many out there.