Access Postgres/Redshift Db via Static IP fr Node.js

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    You can route all database traffic via a Static IP in Node.js using QuotaGuard.

    Currently there is a limitation in that you can’t use the built in connection pooling so this is not recommended for high traffic applications.

    This example provided by Ladislav Prskavec.

    var pg = require('pg'),
        url = require('url'),
        SocksConnection = require('socksjs');
    var db = url.parse(process.env.REDSHIFT_CONN_STRING),
        dbAuth = db.auth,
        dbUsername = dbAuth.split(':')[0],
        dbPassword = dbAuth.split(':')[1],
        dbName = db.pathname.replace('/', '');
    var proxy = url.parse(process.env.QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL),
        auth = proxy.auth,
        username = auth.split(':')[0],
        pass = auth.split(':')[1];
    var sock_options = {
      host: proxy.hostname,
      port: 1080,
      user: username,
      pass: pass
    var remote_options = {
      host: db.hostname,
      port: db.port
    var sockConn = new SocksConnection(remote_options, sock_options);
    var config = {
      user: dbUsername,
      database: dbName,
      password: dbPassword,
      stream: sockConn
    var client = new pg.Client(config);
    // connect to our database
    client.connect(function (err) {
      if (err) throw err;
      // execute a query on our database
      client.query('SELECT $1::text as name', ['john doe'], function (err, result) {
        if (err) throw err;
        // just print the result to the console
        console.log(result.rows[0]); // outputs: { name: 'apiary' }
        // disconnect the client
        client.end(function (err) {
          if (err) throw err;

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