I have a virtual machine (VirtualBox, Vagrant base box hashicorp/precise64) running on a Windows 7 host. I have installed NodeJS v4.4.4.

It seems I'm having problems with some network connections, in particular my company's internal NPM registry which I've configured with:

npm config set strict-ssl false
npm config set registry https://my.company.corp/npm-registry/

Whenever I run npm install some-package I get a message saying that the shasum is incorrect, after digging into the debug log I can see this is due to a ECONNRESET error and only part of the file was downloaded.

The NPM log shows the full URL to the downloaded archive, I attempted to download the same file with wget and a similar error occured wget https://my.company.corp/npm-registry/some-package/-/some-package_0.0.1.tgz, error mentions connection reset by peer.

  • The same file can be downloaded via curl.
  • npm install some-package works fine from the Windows host
  • The same Vagrant setup works fine on any of our OSX machines
  • I have tried using a newer version of Ubuntu in VirtualBox without Vagrant, same problems

Unfortunately I can't share the URL to the company's registry, although you wouldn't be able to connect to it without VPN access anyway. Hopefully I've given enough information to get some pointers.


I was able to solve the problem by simply downgrading VirtualBox. I was originally using v5.1.8 and downgraded to v5.0.10.


I had similar issues.

I have a Windows 7 guest Virtual Machine running in VirtualBox on a OSX host.

I was using VirtualBox 5.1.8.

Running the following javascript with node.js resulted in the ECONNRESET error:

var request = require('request');
request('http://google.com', function(err, response) {} );

Downgrading VirtualBox to 5.1.6 fixed the networking issues.

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