[solved] Connect to Meteor app's web socket server manually

If writing a separate Node.js app, using the ws package is simple. Basically:

const WebSocket = require('./meteor-app/node_modules/ws')

const ws = new WebSocket('ws://192.168.0.5:3000/websocket')

ws.on('open', () => {
    console.log('connection open.')
    ws.send('something')
})

ws.on('message', msg => console.log(msg))

// etc

And similarly from in a browser:

const ws = new WebSocket("ws://192.168.0.5:3000/websocket");

ws.addEventListener('open', () => {
  console.log('connection open.')
  ws.send('something')
})

ws.addEventListener('message', msg => console.log(msg))

// etc...

where 192.168.0.5:3000 is where the Meteor app is hosted. By default, it will be localhost:3000 when deving locally.

I couldn’t find the answer on how to do it in these forums, so thought I’d post it.

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