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Derivatives UDP Retransmits

A retransmit request can be sent to recover lost messages. The request message shares the same packet header as all channels/messages. The client may set the packet sequence number to any value.

  • If the retransmit request is rejected, the response packet sequence number is set to the request packet sequence number, and can be used as a correlationId.
  • If the retransmit request is successful, a single UDP packet is sent in response, containing messages beginning from BeginSeqNum.

The number of messages in the packet is the lesser of the number of requested messages or whatever number fit within the maximum packet size. Only one retransmit request is supported per packet. Additional messages in the same packet are ignored.


Retransmit messages include a message header, but not an instrument header.

Retransmit Request

Retransmit Request (200)TypeLengthOffsetDescription
BeginSeqNumint64810Sequence number of first requested message
ReqMessageCountuint8118Number of requested messages

Retransmit Reject

Retransmit Reject (202)TypeLengthOffsetDescription
RetryDelayNanosint64810Minimum time to wait in nanoseconds before sending another retransmit request
Detailschar404018Retransmit reject reason in text
Reasonuint81581 - Sequence too low
2 - Sequence too high
3 - Rate limit exceeded
4 - Other error

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