Pierre Pierre - 11 months ago 37
Node.js Question

How to make external HTTP requests with Node.js

The question is fairly simple. I want to use a Node.js server as a proxy to log, authenticate, and forward HTTP queries to a backend HTTP server (PUT, GET, and DELETE requests).

What library should I use for that purpose? I'm afraid I can't find one.


NodeJS supports http.request as a standard module: http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.4.11/api/http.html#http.request

var http = require('http');

var options = {
  host: 'example.com',
  port: 80,
  path: '/foo.html'

http.get(options, function(resp){
  resp.on('data', function(chunk){
    //do something with chunk
}).on("error", function(e){
  console.log("Got error: " + e.message);