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Total Return Futures Come Into Focus Due To 2020 Market Uncertainty

Several financial market dislocations associated with heightened equity market volatility impacted trading earlier this year. This market activity attracted new traders to total return futures (TRFs) as the relationship between short-term and long-term repo rates fell outside of historical norms.

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Searching for the cause of dropped packets on Linux

Recently I was alerted by our monitoring system that it detected network packet loss. The loss was not excessive, only a couple of hundred packets, nothing compared to the billions of packets flowing through our systems. There was no observable degradation of the functionality of the system. The number of lost packets was low and they were TCP packets, so TCP retransmission would overcome the loss.

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