Fixing "Error: connect ETIMEDOUT ..." for SteemJS below 0.7.0 (NodeJS)

in steemdev •  5 years ago 

Right now the latest steem-js version on npm is 0.6.7 and default RPC server is still So it will not work, because it is an old uri.

The new RPC server URI is and we need to change it manually.

We could do it programmatically in our script, but there is problem with that:

const { Steem } = require("steem").api;
const steem = new Steem({url: ""});

steem.streamOperations(function _streamOperations(err, operation) {
    if (err) throw err;
    console.log('operation:', operation) // this will work fine

broadcast.voteAsync(POSTING_KEY, ACCOUNT, "accountname", "identifier-of-the-post", 10000)
   .then(res => console.log(res))
   .catch(err => console.error(err)); // this will error

broadcast module uses default steemApi configuration, so it will try to connect to and ETIMEDOUT error will be thrown. So if we need a vote functionality we need to make as default url manually.

There is two solutions for this.

  1. Install steem-js module directly from github
  2. Edit file node_modules/steem/config.js. Put in url field. You will get config like this:
  "transport": "ws",
  "websocket": "wss://",
  "websocketdev": "wss://",
  "uri": "",
  "url": "",
  "dev_uri": "",
  "stage_uri": "",
  "address_prefix": "STM",
  "chain_id": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000"

You can change uri and transport field, if you wish, instead of url. But it is not necessary, because after updating to 0.7.0 this hack will not be needed.

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