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Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

routing-instance-name option added in Junos OS Release 14.1


Configure the local router or switch to operate in broadcast mode with the remote system at the specified address. In this mode, the local router or switch sends periodic broadcast messages to a client population at the specified broadcast or multicast address. Normally, you include this statement only when the local router or switch is operating as a transmitter.


address—The broadcast address on one of the local networks or a multicast address assigned to NTP. You must specify an address, not a hostname. If the multicast address is used, it must be

key key-number—(Optional) All packets sent to the address include authentication fields that are encrypted using the specified key number.

Range: Any unsigned 32-bit integer

routing-instance-name routing-instance-name—(Optional) The routing instance name in which the interface has address in the broadcast subnet.

Default: The default routing instance is used to broadcast packets.

ttl value—(Optional) Time-to-live (TTL) value to use.

Range: 1 through 255

Default: 1

version value—(Optional) Specify the version number to be used in outgoing NTP packets.

Range: 1 through 4

Default: 4

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.