Smitha Smitha - 3 months ago 7
Node.js Question

How unique is

I'm building an application where I'd like a unique identifier for every connection for the duration that the app is running and I'm wondering if works for this. E.g. if user 1 disconnects from the application, user 2 who connects later shouldn't have the same that user 1 had before even though user 1 is no longer connected. Are socket ids unique for the entire time is listening to the server?


Assuming that you're using (which is the present version in NPM), the code that generates a new id for each connection/client can be found here.

I think that you can safely assume that each socket id is going to be unique.