Connect to NodeJS Server
mwilki7 (111)

How do you get a client to connect to a nodejs server running on repl?
I'm attempting to make something along the lines of a simple chat room with socket.io (copied an example chat room app online that I will repurpose for a drawing/text multiplayer game).
https://repl.it/@mwilki7/Telestrations2 (Client)

Correct me if I'm misunderstanding this but,
I want the client to connect to the server (but I need to know the server's ip) so I do:

var ip = require("ip");
console.dir ( ip.address() );


Log it so I can paste that IP in the client's connect function call:

var socket = io.connect('');

But the client gets a timeout error and it seems that it can't connect to the server. I have verified that the server is running first.

Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?



This works with localhost in my Visual Studio project, any time I make a nodejs app for repl.it it just doesn't seem to work out.

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Answered by JustARatherRidi (185) [earned 5 cycles]
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mwilki7 (111)

@JustARatherRidi what the heck I didn't even realize