TWS forced logoff

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Craig66, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Craig66


    I've done forum searches on this problem in regards automated trading without finding what I would call a satisfactory answer. The answers seem to be one of two suggestions...

    1. Set the log off to a convenient time where you can restart TWS.
    2. Use a third party application to restart TWS.

    Are these the only things which can be done? Can somebody with experience in these matter comment? It seems like a real turd in the IB automated trading drink (as if the API documentation wasn't bad enough).
  2. Tums


    3. Use a third party application to PREVENT TWS from auto logging off.
    (by keep changing the log off time .)
  3. Craig66


    Hi Tums,
    Thank you for your reply, I have two further questions...
    1. It is mentioned in another thread on this question that preventing TWS from logging off would lead to TWS not working correctly (I believe the post was from a IB rep), has anybody experenced this?
    2. What software do you use to stop TWS logging off?
  4. Riks


    You can use IBController. TWS works perfectly.
  5. Agreed - I've used IBController for over a year without any issues. You can download the current version from the TWS Yahoo Group.