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how to list rooms on socket io nodejs server  using -'node.js,multicast,socket.io'

after progress on the question how to create socket.io multicast groups, I found making rooms a great way to do what I needed.

However, it would be great to know about all the rooms, without an extra data-structure.

Is it possible to get a list of all rooms on the server from the server socket?
    

asked Sep 18, 2015 by rajeshujade
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The short answer:

io.sockets.adapter.rooms

I analysed io:

I got the following output:

{ server: 
   { stack: 
      [ [Object],
        [Object],
        [Object],
        [Object],
        [Object],
        [Object] ],
     connections: 3,
     allowHalfOpen: true,
     watcher: { host: [Circular], callback: [Function] },
     _events: 
      { request: [Function],
        connection: [Function: connectionListener],
        listening: [Object],
        upgrade: [Object] },
     httpAllowHalfOpen: false,
     cache: {},
     settings: { home: '/', env: 'development', hints: true },
     redirects: {},
     isCallbacks: {},
     _locals: { settings: [Object], app: [Circular] },
     dynamicViewHelpers: {},
     errorHandlers: [],
     route: '/',
     routes: 
      { app: [Circular],
        routes: [Object],
        params: {},
        _params: [],
        middleware: [Function] },
     router: [Getter],
     __usedRouter: true,
     type: 'tcp4',
     fd: 7 },
  namespaces: 
   { '': 
      { manager: [Circular],
        name: '',
        sockets: [Object],
        auth: false,
        flags: [Object],
        _events: [Object] } },
  sockets: 
   { manager: [Circular],
     name: '',
     sockets: { '210837319844898486': [Object] },
     auth: false,
     flags: { endpoint: '', exceptions: [] },
     _events: { connection: [Function] } },
  settings: 
   { origins: '*:*',
     log: true,
     store: 
      { options: undefined,
        clients: [Object],
        manager: [Circular] },
     logger: { colors: true, level: 1 },
     heartbeats: true,
     resource: '/socket.io',
     transports: 
      [ 'websocket',
        'htmlfile',
        'xhr-polling',
        'jsonp-polling' ],
     authorization: [Function],
     'log level': 1,
     'close timeout': 25,
     'heartbeat timeout': 15,
     'heartbeat interval': 20,
     'polling duration': 20,
     'flash policy server': true,
     'flash policy port': 843,
     'destroy upgrade': true,
     'browser client': true,
     'browser client minification': false,
     'browser client etag': false,
     'browser client handler': false,
     'client store expiration': 15 },
  handshaken: 
   { '210837319844898486': 
      { headers: [Object],
        address: [Object],
        time: 'Mon Jul 18 2011 00:53:27 GMT+0200 (CEST)',
        xdomain: false,
        secure: undefined,
        PHPSESSID: '7qo6cht3q0rskhfes4eesb2d05' } },
  connected: { '210837319844898486': true },
  open: { '210837319844898486': true },
  closed: {},
  closedA: [],
  rooms: 
   { '': [ '210837319844898486' ],
     '/public-alfred': [ '210837319844898486' ] },
  roomClients: { '210837319844898486': [ '': true, '/public-alfred': true ] },
  oldListeners: [ [Function] ],
  _events: 
   { 'set:origins': [Function],
     'set:flash policy port': [Function],
     'set:transports': [Function] } }

after joining room "public-alfred" from a single client io.sockets.adapter.rooms contained:

 { '': [ '210837319844898486' ],
         '/public-alfred': [ '210837319844898486' ] }
answered Sep 18, 2015 by nimisha.jagtap
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As everyone said, in a new version of socket.io (1.x) the rooms can be found at:

    io.sockets.adapter.rooms

This will return something like:

{ 
    'qNADgg3CCxESDLm5AAAA': [ 'qNADgg3CCxESDLm5AAAA': true ],
    'myRoom': [ 'qNADgg3CCxESDLm5AAAA': true,
                '0rCX3v4pufWvQ6uwAAAB': true,
                'iH0wJHGh-qKPRd2RAAAC': true ],  
    '0rCX3v4pufWvQ6uwAAAB': [ '0rCX3v4pufWvQ6uwAAAB': true ],  
    'iH0wJHGh-qKPRd2RAAAC': [ 'iH0wJHGh-qKPRd2RAAAC': true ] 
}

The only room that I want to get is 'myRoom', so I wrote the following function for doing that:

function findRooms() {
    var availableRooms = [];
    var rooms = io.sockets.adapter.rooms;
    if (rooms) {
        for (var room in rooms) {
            if (!rooms[room].hasOwnProperty(room)) {
                availableRooms.push(room);
            }
        }
    }
    return availableRooms;
}

This was kind of confusing for me, hope this helps!

answered Sep 18, 2015 by loknath.ganji
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I was able to find them using socket._events on an open connection.

io.sockets.on('connection', function(socket){
  socket.on('ping', function(data){
    console.log(socket._events);
  });
});

Output:

{
  ping: [Function],
  disconnect: [Function]
}
answered Sep 18, 2015 by abhi

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