This seems to be incredibly easy but I can't wrap my head around it.

I'm trying to subscribe to daemon's ZMQ events yet I don't receive any. The port is open and accessible in LAN.

const zmq = require("zeromq")

async function run() {
  const sock = new zmq.Subscriber

  console.log("Subscriber connected")

  for await (const [topic, msg] of sock) {
    console.log("received a message related to:", topic, "containing message:", msg)


What am I missing?


1 Answer 1


ZeroMQ uses different types of sockets for request/response messages and publisher/subscriber messages.

The one you are trying to use, enabled by default on port 18082, is of type RESP, and can only be used for request/response. To use pub/sub, you need a separate socket of type PUB. This isn't enabled by default, but can be easily enabled by passing the --zmq-pub argument to monerod. For example, monerod --zmq-pub ipc://var/run/monerod.pub to use a local socket, or monerod --zmq-pub tcp://localhost:18085 to use a TCP socket.

Then simply use the same URI in your JavaScript client, and it should work.

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