Jesse Jesse - 4 months ago 16
Node.js Question

Node JS get hostname of current request

So, I may be missing something simple here, but I can't seem to find a way to get the hostname that a request object I'm sending a response to was requested from.

Is it possible to figure out what hostname the user is currently visiting from node.js?

Answer

If you're talking about an HTTP request, you can find the request host in:

request.headers.host

But that relies on an incoming request.

More at http://nodejs.org/docs/v0.4.12/api/http.html#http.ServerRequest

If you're looking for machine/native information, try the process object.