Technical Notice

Reminder - Testing of FINRA Data Feed Test IP Addresses

May 31, 2018

Beginning Monday, July 9, 2018, FINRA will introduce dedicated test broadcast IP multicast channels for evening format testing for its data feeds—BTDS, ATDS, 144A, SPDS, SPDS-144A, TDDS 2.0 and BBDS. FINRA will discontinue disseminating test data via the production data feed channels when the dedicated test broadcast IP multicast channels are implemented. FINRA reminds firms that the first production User Acceptance Test (UAT) will occur on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

IP Address Saturday Production Testing Details

Data recipients should notify FINRA Market Operations of their intent to participate in the UAT via an email to FINRAOperations@finra.org. Please include the firm name and names of testers no later than 5 p.m. ET on Thursday May 31, 2018 in order to register for the June 2 test.

The UAT will start at approximately 9 a.m. ET and end at approximately 12 p.m. ET. The conference line listed below will be open for the duration of the test. Due to a limited number of lines, firms should consider sharing the line if calling from the same location.

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Dial-in: (800) 519-4276
Passcode: 8584438

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.