agent.maxFreeSockets Property in Node.js

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The agent.maxFreeSockets property defines the number of sockets that are left open while in the free state. This is a part of the 'http' module interface.

Syntax

agent.maxFreeSockets : number

Parameters

The above function can accept the following parameters −

  • number – This defines the number of sockets that can be kept open in the free state. Its default value is set to 256.

Example

Create a file with name – maxFreeSockets.js and copy the below code snippet. After creating file, use the following command to run this code as shown in the example below −

node maxFreeSockets.js

maxFreeSockets.js

// agent.maxFreeSockets method Demo example

// Importing the http & agentkeepalive module
const http = require('http');
const agent = require('agentkeepalive');

const keepaliveAgent = new agent({
   maxSockets: 100,
   maxFreeSockets: 10,
   timeout: 60000, // active socket keepalive for 60 seconds
   freeSocketTimeout: 30000, // free socket keepalive for 30 seconds
});

const options = {
   host: 'tutorialspoint.com',
   port: 80,
   path: '/',
   method: 'GET',
   agent: keepaliveAgent,
};
console.log("Max free sockets: ",keepaliveAgent.maxFreeSockets);
console.log('[%s] agent status changed: %j', Date(),
keepaliveAgent.getCurrentStatus());

Output

C:\home\node>> node maxFreeSockets.js
Max free sockets: 10
[Fri Apr 30 2021 12:21:12 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)] agent status
changed:
{"createSocketCount":0,"createSocketErrorCount":0,"closeSocketCount":0,"errorS
ocketCount":0,"timeoutSocketCount":0,"requestCount":0,"freeSockets":{},"socket
s":{},"requests":{}}
raja
Published on 20-May-2021 11:59:18
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