mbtrading down again?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by aqtrader, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. aqtrader


    no response from mbtrading and web this morning right now. ?????
  2. S2007S


    as of 9:57am im up and running, sometimes it shuts down for a 2-3 mins, it did that yesterday after the FED announcement.


    I've been up all morning.
  4. aqtrader


    Talked to MBTrading. They are fine on their side.
    Then, I troubleshoot the problem, it looks like it is the ISP issue (SBC Yahoo DSL problem).

    $ traceroute www.mbtrading.com
    traceroute to mbtrading.com (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
    1 home ( 6.981 ms 1.017 ms 1.649 ms
    2 bras5-l0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net ( 17.832 ms 18.010 ms 19.475 ms
    3 dist1-vlan50.pltn13.pbi.net ( 16.494 ms 18.053 ms 17.532 ms
    4 bb1-g3-0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net ( 45.276 ms 15.716 ms 15.733 ms
    5 bb2-p10-0.pltnca.sbcglobal.net ( 16.249 ms 14.047 ms 15.768 ms
    6 ( 18.011 ms 17.924 ms 118.441 ms
    7 ex1-p9-0.eqsjca.sbcglobal.net ( 64.736 ms 51.336 ms 17.701 ms
    8 * * *
    9 * * *
    10 * * *

    Traffic is blocked or dropped deep in side sbcglobal.net.
  5. aqtrader


    It is recovered now. ISP problem.
  6. Any time the market starts to move these guys shut everything down, this outfit is NOT for intraday traders. If your a long term investor its just fine.

    Their futures hours are restricted, and if you day trade you must exit at the end of the day. They shut down futures from 5pm est till 3am est. So if some news comes out thats great afterhours you cant trade.
  7. GTS


    Agreed, no problems today but yesterday after the Fed announcement it was business as usual at MBT: lagging/hanging quotes and quote server disconnects.

    So disappointing, MBT - when are you going to get your IT infrastruture fixed so you can handle peak periods without failing? I had IB running side by side and it didnt have any problems.

    BTW, the quote server I was connected to was PRC13.

    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -I- CQuoteClient 0xd785a0: failed to receive heartbeat
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- CQuoteClient::~CQuoteClient
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- ClientSocket::Close() 0xd9ecc0 tid=d14 sock=0x458
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- ~MBTClient() 0xd785a0
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- ClientSocket::Close() 0xd9ecc0 tid=d14 sock=0x458
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- CMbtQuotes::SocketOnClose, errcode=0
    [14:15:48.671] MbtNav -T- CMbtComMgr::Quotes_OnClose, lErrorCode=0
    [14:15:48.703] MbtNav -I- Quotes: DISCONNECTED from, (11000)
    [14:15:49.703] MbtNav -T- -O- Processing Heartbeat
    [14:15:49.703] MbtNav -T- -O- queue Waiting

    [14:18:26.046] MbtNav -I- CQuoteClient 0xdc7de8: failed to receive heartbeat
    [14:18:26.046] MbtNav -T- CQuoteClient::~CQuoteClient
  8. john12


    quit complaining and move to ib or another broker. i have a mb account just to position trade with as they're a joke to day trade with