using firewall with ib

Discussion in 'Backup and Security' started by arzoo, Oct 30, 2002.

  1. arzoo


    i'm new to IB and am using a router connection, which works fine. Just wanted to know if any of you guys use IB behind a firewall and if it works well or not.

    I'm thinking of using zone alarm.

  2. Pabst


    No problem at all.
  3. nitro


    I am behind an Enterprise class Firewall. No problems here...

  4. I have IB and Esignal with Zone Alarm v.2.6.362, no problems.

  5. arzoo


    that's good to hear, coz i heard some others have problems with it. I think cybertrader cant go behind one (or has quite a bit of trouble with it).

    Thanks guys.
  6. volvo264


    I have esignal with IB standalone and zonealarm pro. Zonealarm is absolutely faultless in my personal experiences. Nothing to get worried about here.
  7. dottom


    TWS works fine behind NAT.
  8. nitro


    NAT is not a firewall.

  9. dottom


    Yes, but if you are "behind a firewall" you are either using NAT or a proxy server to talk to the outside world. (Unless you're using some crappy consumer desktop-only firewall.)

    Hence, the reason I said what I said.
  10. alanm


    TWS (and most things) work fine behind "personal firewalls" like ZA.

    The problems occur when you are behind a corporate firewall, and don't have access (and can't bribe someone that has access) to change settings on it. If they can't open the port/protocol combination for you that TWS uses, it won't work. I expect the same is true of Cyber and other non-web-based platforms.
    #10     Oct 31, 2002