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Bloomberg API Blocked - 18.May2004 7:01:00 PM   
wrburgess

 

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I am using SBS2003 with ISA 2000. I am trying to allow something called the Bloomberg API to access a server that is supposed to supply information.

The following ports are supposed to be open both inbound and outbound: 8194-8294.

I have set up this range of ports in my protocol definitions and protocol rules. Still, nothing works.

Can anyone assist me?
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RE: Bloomberg API Blocked - 15.Jul.2004 4:57:00 PM   
ERJMG

 

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I am also having the same problem. After spending some time on the phone with Bloomberg tech support, they sent me some information, but wouldn't answer my questions about configuring ISA. This is from the PDF they sent me (sorry about the formatting, it was originally in a table):

Protocol Setup
There are two ways of connecting the Bloomberg Professional Service through a Microsoft
Internet & Security Server, one is for each client workstation to have the Microsoft Firewall
Client installed on them, and the other is for each client to connect as a SecureNAT client.

Information on using the Microsoft Firewall Client appears below; for connecting as SecureNAT
clients, refer to the SecureNAT section of this document.

For connections using a Bloomberg supplied router, refer to the protocols listed below:

Rule | Initial Port | Initial Protocol | Direction | Subsequent Ports | Subsequent Protocol | Direction
1 | 48129 | UDP | Send | 48130-48137 | UDP | Send
| | | | 48129-48137 | UDP | Receive
2 | 8194 | TCP | Outbound | 8195-8198 | TCP | Outbound
| | | | 8194-8198 | TCP | Inbound
3 | 8294 | TCP | Outbound
4 | 8277 | TCP | Outbound | 8278-8294 | TCP | Outbound
| | | | 8277-8294 | TCP | Inbound
5 | 8220 | TCP | Outbound

Table 1: Ports used fro a Bloomberg supplied router

For connections using the Internet, refer to the protocols listed below:

Rule | Initial Port | Initial Protocol | Direction | Subsequent Ports | Subsequent Protocol | Direction
1 | 48129 | UDP | Send | 48129 | UDP | Receive
2 | 8194 | TCP | Outbound | 8195-8198 | TCP | Outbound
| | | | 8194-8198 | TCP | Inbound
3 | 8294 | TCP | Outbound
4 | 8277 | TCP | Outbound | 8278-8294 | TCP | Outbound
| | | | 8277-8294 | TCP | Inbound
5 | 8220 | TCP | Outbound

Table 2: Ports used for the Internet

Address Ranges

Bloomberg supplied router:
208.134.161.0 | 255.255.255.0
205.183.246.0 | 255.255.255.0
199.105.176.0 | 255.255.255.0
199.105.184.0 | 255.255.255.0

Bloomberg using the Internet:
160.43.250.0 | 255.255.255.0
206.156.53.0 | 255.255.255.0
205.216.112.0 | 255.255.255.0
208.22.56.0 | 255.255.255.0
208.22.57.0 | 255.255.255.0

We think we've deciphered everything except the Address Ranges. What are they, and where do they get entered?

I can email the pdf to anyone. Can anyone help?

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RE: Bloomberg API Blocked - 19.Jul.2004 3:49:00 PM   
Guest
Damn... still can't remember my password...

Well, I am assuming that you are running (most of the time) the Bloomberg off one of their leased lines. I think ISA server is not the prob here...
you probably have to respecify which API servers you are connecting to. I think when you connect via the internet, you specify api1.bloomberg.net, and api2.bloomberg.net... now those won't work if you are connecting via their leased lines. When connecting via their router, you have to reconfigure the api servers to a numerical IP address (usually tools are located in C:\blp\API\... just remember to bbstop everything first).

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RE: Bloomberg API Blocked - 22.Jul.2004 9:34:00 PM   
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quote:
Originally posted by <sushi600>:
Well, I am assuming that you are running (most of the time) the Bloomberg off one of their leased lines.

Actually, we are connecting soley through the internet now. We discontinued leasing one of their lines. I have not had to set API servers that we are connecting to.

Still can't figure this out. Anyone?

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