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Forex Contest February 2013 FIBO

cehun11
Jan 22 2013 at 15:50
3 posts
Does anyone know when the contest starts and ends ?

chocholousek
Jan 23 2013 at 07:23
7 posts
In contest rules:
Within the contest the leverage should not exceed the ratio of 1:100.


Checked the contest account with a script - tells me the leverage is 1:200 (stopout is @20% margin level).
So will we have to pay attention to not exceed 1:100, on our own?
Will I be disqualified if I make use of the 1:200 leverage the account seems to offer?

Please make the account leverage compliant to the rules, as it will be a major PITA for most of the participants (usually maxing out the exposure in contests) to calculate the leverage of every trade.


KenFX (RealKenFX)
Jan 26 2013 at 15:22
3 posts
@chocholousek can your script tell what I.P. address the FIBO server is using??

Better to try and fail than to not try and stagnate
chocholousek
Jan 26 2013 at 21:14
7 posts
RealKenFX posted:
@chocholousek can your script tell what I.P. address the FIBO server is using??


my script won't tell me,
but the netstat.exe command does:


wiptheman
Jan 27 2013 at 12:07
28 posts
Does it work with MT5 ?

It's by making mistakes that you learn !
chocholousek
Jan 27 2013 at 17:16
7 posts
wiptheman posted:
Does it work with MT5 ?

indeed it does; in the example posted, i have terminated all other connected applications except the FIBO MT4.. typing 'netstat -bn' (without quotes) into the command prompt reveals all active connections on your machine, together with respective application names - in case of both MT4 and MT5, it's 'terminal.exe'.. so if you want to know any broker's server IP address, just make sure their MT4/MT5 is the only MT running on your pc, and use the command:



look for the line followed by [terminal.exe] - in the above pic, it's OANDA-MT4 live server.. with MT5, things will look the same.

tip: you can use some geolocation site to check where you're actually connecting to:


wiptheman
Jan 27 2013 at 18:23
28 posts

Thanks : )

It's by making mistakes that you learn !
KenFX (RealKenFX)
Jan 28 2013 at 08:49
3 posts
@chocholousek I tried downloading the FIBO MT4 terminal but the bloody thing won't connect. Kindly assist me with the IP address. Thanks.

Better to try and fail than to not try and stagnate
chocholousek
Jan 28 2013 at 09:43
7 posts
@RealKenFX the default server (listed by name) works for me:



this is exactly the same, just with IP input in numerical form:



if either won't work for you, perhaps your internet provider is blocking/failing the route.
the FIBO server resides in London, UK and i have no problem to see it from 4 different locations.

open up a command prompt,
type 'ping 109.203.99.28' (without quotes) and press [Enter].
you should see something like this:



if you see no replies, but 'request timed out' messages - then you can't see the server, perhaps you can't see an entire network, or even a country, lol.

in that case, go call your internet provider to correct their routing.
in case they tell you it's not their fault, switch the provider.

hope it helps :-)

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