Methods of Communicating Between Network Segments
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.
Refer to the TTM 4.2.x Network Administration Guide.
As used by Guardian, “WAN Routing” refers to TTM software routing, not network backbone or hardware-related routing (e.g., Cisco routers).
Individual machines can use remote mode connections (also point-to-point TCP sessions) to connect to the TT Trading Network.
- Considerations for using remote mode in the context of TT Trading Networks can be found in the topics listed under TTM Remote Host Daemon and Remote Clients. Considerations include Internet services, connectivity, and TT recommendations on deployment.
- Information about setting up TTM as a Remote Host Daemon (also called an X_TRADER Remote Host) or a Remote Client (also called a Remote Proxy) is included in the topics listed under TTM Remote Host Daemon and Remote Clients.
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.
- For further information on how and when to use multicast forwarding, refer to the topics listed under Unicast and Multicast Network Communication .
- For lists of ports that TTM uses, refer to the topics listed under TTM Daemon.