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Connectivity

FIX CTCI customers who access the IB trading system via the public Internet must use the IB Gateway access method. The IB Gateway can also be used to deliver market data to FIX CTCI customers, using the same protocols as the IB API. To find the Request Market Data API method click here. Once integration has been completed, you can run the IB Gateway software from the Login menu on the IB web site (always the latest version), or via the downloaded, standalone version below.



Standalone Downloads


IB Gateway for Windows  

IB Gateway • Release Notes
Standalone IB Gateway requires that you download the latest version from the IB web site whenever you need to upgrade. Runs from your PC.
IB Gateway for UNIX  

IB Gateway • Release Notes
Standalone IB Gateway for UNIX requires that you download the latest version from the IB web site whenever you need to upgrade. Runs from your PC.

 

Connection Types

Only one connection type may be used for each account (account types with multiple accounts, such as advisors, may only have one connection type for all accounts). Switching the connection type may take up to one week.


Connection Type Description
Internet Standard connection through public internet. Requires IB Gateway connection interface.
Extranet A T1 line routed to one of IB's extranet providers, Radianz TNS or Savvis. They route directly to IB over a secure private line.
VPN IB supports a dedicated Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel from the client's data center directly to one of IB's Data Centers. A VPN provides a secure method of connecting over the public Internet without the need to maintain a dedicated leased line or extranet connection. Unlike the IB Gateway client, the VPN does not require daily manual authentication.
Dedicated Line Client pays for a T1 line that connects directly to one of IB's Data Centers, which are located throughout the world. A dedicated lease line connects users directly into the IB system and facilitates a quicker and more secure connection than a regular Internet line.
For monthly minimums per connection type, see the Required Minimums page, Connection Minimums tab.


Professional Advisors, Funds, Trading Groups, and Brokers requiring integration should contact their sales representative. Individuals and Non-Professional advisors who require CTCI integration should send a request to tac@interactivebrokers.com. Integration can take up to one week.


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