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Node.js Error: connect ECONNREFUSED


Question

I am new to node and running into this error on a simple tutorial.

I am on the OS X 10.8.2 trying this from CodeRunner and the Terminal. I have also tried putting my module in the node_modules folder.

I can tell this is some kind of connection problem but I have no idea why?

events.js:71
        throw arguments[1]; // Unhandled 'error' event
                       ^
Error: connect ECONNREFUSED
    at errnoException (net.js:770:11)
    at Object.afterConnect [as oncomplete] (net.js:761:19)

app.js:

var makeRequest = require('./make_request');

makeRequest("Here's looking at you, kid");
makeRequest("Hello, this is dog");

make_request.js:

var http = require('http');

var makeRequest = function(message) {

    //var message = "Here's looking at you, kid.";
    var options = {
        host: 'localhost', port: 8080, path:'/', method: 'POST'
    }

    var request = http.request(options, function(response) {
        response.on('data', function(data) {
            console.log(data);
        });
    });
    request.write(message);
    request.end();
};

module.exports = makeRequest;
2013/01/05
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1/5/2013 3:59:01 AM


I was having the same issue with ghost and heroku.

heroku config:set NODE_ENV=production 

solved it!

Check your config and env that the server is running on.


You're trying to connect to localhost:8080 ... is any service running on your localhost and on this port? If not, the connection is refused which cause this error. I would suggest to check if there is anything running on localhost:8080 first.

2013/03/23

You need to have a server running on port 8080 when you run the code above that simply returns the request back through the response. Copy the code below to a separate file (say 'server.js') and start this server using the node command (node server.js). You can then separately run your code above (node app.js) from a separate command line.

var http = require('http');

http.createServer(function(request, response){

    //The following code will print out the incoming request text
    request.pipe(response);

}).listen(8080, '127.0.0.1');

console.log('Listening on port 8080...');
2016/01/16

Sometimes it may occur, if there is any database connection in your code but you did not start the database server yet.

Im my case i have some piece of code to connect with mongodb

mongoose.connect("mongodb://localhost:27017/demoDb");

after i started the mongodb server with the command mongod this error is gone

2016/02/26

If you are on MEAN (Mongo-Express-AngularJS-Node) stack, run mongod first, and this error message will go away.

2016/05/17