reconnect not working in v1.0 #1683

KaviSharma opened this Issue Jul 16, 2014 · 5 comments


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I have this code to connect and disconnect connection-

var socket = io.connect("/dashbaord", {'forceNew': true});
socket.on('connect', function (socket) {
    $"new connection established");

socket.on('disconnect', function (socket) {
    $"connection disconnected");

//socket connection works here

socket.disconnect(); // disconnect event fire here
socket.connect(); // connect event not fire here

//socket connection does not work here


I think you may need to call io.connect again instead of socket.connect as the forceNew option is destroying the socket and as a result cannot be reused.

atrigub commented Jul 18, 2014

@matthaywardwebdesign But the old connect remains in memory applications


OK so I tried these:

  1. with {forceNew: false} option: connect - disconnect - connect -> same result, socket does not work.
  2. after disconnect, executed this code
    socket = io.connect("/dashbaord", {'forceNew': false});
    $log(socket.connected); //false here
    //same result
    //socket does not work here.

socket = io.connect("/dashbaord", {'forceNew': true});
//socket works here, but need to reattach all events.


Look at this debug:
screen shot 2014-07-18 at 3 48 46 pm

not sure what forceNew: false does. And can we reuse/reconnect an existing connection ? setting up a new connection every time io.connect is tedious as have to attach all events again. And old connection objects still exists in memory.

rase- commented Jan 12, 2015

Should work after merging socketio/

@rase- rase- closed this Jan 12, 2015
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