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jonster5 (36)

Does anybody have any Idea how to connect to the correct port?

Answered by TheDrone7 (1335) [earned 5 cycles]
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TheDrone7 (1335)

Don't provide a port number, it will automatically connect to one.

jonster5 (36)

@TheDrone7 What should i put in place of the port number?

TheDrone7 (1335)

@jonster5 nothing, don't pass a port number. For example:-

let listener = app.listen(); 
console.log(`Listening to port number ${listener.address().port}`);
jonster5 (36)

@TheDrone7 Great! this worked. Thanks for the help, I'm still learning how to use Node.js and Express

TheDrone7 (1335)

@jonster5 you're welcome, please mark my comment as the right answer.

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Steven_The_GuyT (235)

Can I fork this? I want to be able to chat with my friends! :)

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Can you chat in the chatroom?

eankeen (1337)

That's quite interesting. When I do my setup, I can use the port number just fine.
Most common, you'll find people setting the port numbers as:

let port = process.env.PORT || 3000;

So if replit ever decides to set the environment variable PORT, it will automatically work. If it's some falsy value, then port will be set to 3000, kinda like a fallback.

Hopefully I was able to help! 😜