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is it possible to set up a socket io client running server side on a node js s


is it possible to set up a socket io client running server side on a node js s  using -'javascript,sockets,node.js,socket.io,p2p'

I'd like to enable socket-based p2p communications between two or more different node.js application servers. I'm using socket.io to handle all such communication between a given server and the web application it serves - but what I'm looking for is a way to communicate server-to-server.

I had initially assumed it would be as easy as something like this:

var io = require("socket.io");
var socket = io.connect("my remote endpoint");


However, as it turns out the server-side socket.io implementation doesn't offer a "connect" method, only a listen method.

Why is this? Why can't I treat a node application server as a client to a socket.io server running elsewhere? Is there any way that I can achieve this functionality?
    
asked Sep 18, 2015 by 20shahi
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