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TTM Network Administration

Methods of Communicating Between Network Segments

Overview

If you have TT Gateway servers and workstations (X_TRADER®, X_RISK®, TT User Setup client, etc.) on separate networks and want these machines to communicate with each other, you can configure the network to do so using one of the following techniques:

  • WAN Routing
  • Remote Mode
  • IP multicast forwarding

You can accomplish much of TTM’s setup (remote mode connections, WAN Routing, multicast setup, etc.) using TT’s Guardian application.

WAN Routing

Refer to the TTM 4.2.x Network Administration Guide.

Note

As used by Guardian, “WAN Routing” refers to TTM software routing, not network backbone or hardware-related routing (e.g., Cisco routers).

Remote Mode

Individual machines can use remote mode connections (also point-to-point TCP sessions) to connect to the TT Trading Network.

IP Multicast Forwarding

Instead of using WAN Routing to provide communications for TT products across your networks, you can use hardware-based IP multicast forwarding. However, if you set up IP multicast forwarding, do not also set up WAN Routing between those same network segments.

In segments that do not or cannot have multicast forwarding enabled, WAN Routing is still an option.

Only IP multicast information relevant to TTM setup is included in this manual; for information about setting up multicast forwarding in the network routers and switches, refer to the appropriate hardware vendor documentation.