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Configuring the Price Server Connection

Overview

For eSpeed Gateways, users must populate the hostinfo.cfg file with the exchange-provided connection information as listed in the section below.

Example Hostinfo.cfg [PriceServer] section

[PriceServer]

ExchangeIP=

ExchangePort=

GatewayCompany=

Password=

Username

UsernamePassword

MulticastGroup=2YR

MulticastGroup=5YR

MulticastGroup=7/10YR

MulticastGroup=30YR

# Unless your Primary NIC is in the exchange's network,

# uncomment the applicable line(s) below and

# fill in the NIC IP address(es)

#NetworkInterface=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

#NetworkInterfaceFeedA=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

#NetworkInterfaceFeedB=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Price Server Parameters

The following table describes the [PriceServer] parameters:

[PriceServer] section parameters

Parameter

Description

[PriceServer]

This is the section heading.

ExchangeIP

Sets the IP address that the eSpeed Gateway uses to connect the Price Server to the exchange.

Note

The ExchangeIP parameter configures access to the exchange for the initial contract download.

The Price Server subscribes to the exchange’s multicast feed for real-time market data.

ExchangePort

Sets the port assignment that the eSpeed Gateway uses to connect the Price Server to the exchange.

GatewayCompany

Identifies the name of the firm that sends messages from the eSpeed Gateway. This field supplies the value of the Tag 49 (SenderCompID) in all outbound messages for the product download.

Password

Sets the exchange-provided session password and allows access to download product definitions.

Username

Sets the exchange-provided username and allows access to download product definitions.

UseramePassword

Sets the exchange-provided password that is specific for the credential listed in the session’s Username parameter. This value allows access to download product definitions.

MulticastGroup

Sets the name for each multicast group the eSpeed Gateway subscribes to. eSpeed Gateway install with the correct values listed for the MulticastGroup parameters and do not require an additional configuration.

This value matches the channel section header in the MuticastGroups.cfg file.

NetworkInterface

Sets the IP address for a dedicated network interface card (NIC) in trading environments that utilize multiple NICs.

In addition, you may assign a separate NIC for each price feed by using the NetworkInterfaceA and NetworkInterfaceB parameters.