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6.3.0 (2023-11-15)

The MongoDB Node.js team is pleased to announce version 6.3.0 of the mongodb package!

Release Notes

New client option serverMonitoringMode

For users that want to control the behaviour of the monitoring connection between each node in the topology, a new option, serverMonitoringMode, has been added. This defaults to auto but can be forced into a specific mode by providing a value of poll or stream. When the setting is auto the monitoring mode will be determined by the environment the driver is running in, specifically, FaaS environments prefer "polling" mode and all others prefer "streaming".

A polling monitor periodically issues a hello command to the node at an interval of heartbeatFrequencyMS. A streaming monitor sends an initial hello and then will automatically get a response from the Node when a change in server configuration occurs or at a maximum time of heartbeatFrequencyMS. The value of that option defaults to 10000 milliseconds.

This new option can be provided in the connection string or as an option to the MongoClient.

// In the connection string.
new MongoClient('mongodb://');

// In the options
new MongoClient('mongodb://', { serverMonitoringMode: 'stream' });

Fix connection leak when serverApi is enabled

When enabling serverApi the driver's RTT measurement logic (used to determine the closest node) still sent the legacy hello command "isMaster" causing the server to return an error. Unfortunately, the error handling logic did not correctly destroy the socket which would cause a leak.

Both sending the correct hello command and the error handling connection clean-up logic are fixed in this change.

GridFS fields deprecated

The GridFS contentType and aliases options are deprecated. According to the GridFS spec, applications wishing to store contentType and aliases should add a corresponding field to the metadata document instead.

Remove deprecation warning about punycode

The mongodb-connection-string-url package which parses connection strings relied on Node's punycode module, the package now imports the community package removing the deprecation warning on Node.js 20+.


Bug Fixes


We invite you to try the mongodb library immediately and report any issues to the NODE project.