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Faye is a publish-subscribe messaging system based on the Bayeux protocol.
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Faye Server

Faye is a publish-subscribe messaging system based on the Bayeux protocol. It is designed to allow client-side JavaScript programs to send messages to each other with low latency over HTTP.

This project provides a Faye server which is based on Node.js and a corresponding Docker container. Faye's in-process memory engine is used to store the state.

Direct Usage

Start a server at port 8080 with the following two commands

npm install
npm start

Several configuration options are supported via the environment variables listed below.

Docker Usage

Faye is exposed at port 80. In order to run a server at port 8080, just call

docker run --rm -i -t -p 8080:80 henkel/docker-faye-server:latest

The server is configurable via environment variables, e.g. verbose logging can be enabled like this

docker run --rm -i -t -p 8080:80 -e FAYE_LOG_LEVEL=2 henkel/docker-faye-server:latest

If statistics are enabled a JSON object is accessible via HTTP

docker run -d -p 8080:80 -p 1936:1936 -e FAYE_STATS=true henkel/docker-faye-server:latest

Environment Variables

Variable Description
FAYE_MOUNT The path on the host at which the Faye service is provided. The default value is /bayeux and clients would have to connect to http://host:port/bayeux. The server will handle any request whose path begins with the mount path; this is so that it can interoperate with clients that use different request paths for different channels.
FAYE_TIMEOUT The maximum time to hold a connection open before returning the response. This is given in seconds and must be smaller than the timeout on your web front-end. Default timeout is 45 seconds.
FAYE_LOG_LEVEL If set to 1 connections and subscriptions will be logged. If set to 2 all published messages will be logged in addition. 0 by default.
FAYE_STATS If set to true statistics provided at http://host:FAYE_STATS_PORT. false by default.
FAYE_STATS_PORT The port at which statistics are served via HTTP. 1936 by default.
FAYE_WILDCARD_SUBSCRIPTION_ON_ROOT Enables wildcard subscriptions on root. For privacy reasons false by default.


Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Philipp Henkel

Licensed under the MIT License (MIT). See LICENSE file for more details.

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