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TCP server

This is an example of a server which accepts connections on port 8080, and returns to the client anything it sends.

const hostname = "";
const port = 8080;
const listener = Deno.listen({ hostname, port });
console.log(`Listening on ${hostname}:${port}`);
for await (const conn of listener) {

For security reasons, Deno does not allow programs to access the network without explicit permission. To allow accessing the network, use a command-line flag:

deno run --allow-net

To test it, try sending data to it with netcat (or telnet on Windows):

Note for Windows users: netcat is not available on Windows. Instead you can use the built-in telnet client. The telnet client is disabled in Windows by default. It is easy to enable however: just follow the instructions on Microsoft TechNet

# Note for Windows users: replace the `nc` below with `telnet`
$ nc localhost 8080
hello world
hello world

Like the cat.ts example, the pipeTo(writable) method does not make a copy of the data. The data is directly written from the readable stream to the writable stream.