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direction (MX Series)

 

Syntax

Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 15.1 for MX240, MX480, and MX960 routers.

Description

Configure whether the secure channel applies MACsec security to traffic entering or leaving an interface.

If you need to apply MACsec on traffic entering and leaving an interface, you need to create one secure channel to apply MACsec on incoming traffic and another secure channel to apply MACsec on outgoing traffic within the same connectivity association. When you associate the connectivity association with an interface, MACsec is applied on traffic entering and leaving that interface.

You only use this configuration option when you are configuring MACsec using static secure association keys (SAK) security mode. When you are configuring MACsec using static connectivity association keys (CAK) security mode, two secure channels that are not user-configurable—one inbound secure channel and one outbound secure channel—are automatically created within the connectivity association.

Default

This statement does not have a default value.

If you have configured a secure channel to enable MACsec using static SAK security mode, you must specify whether the secure channel applies MACsec to traffic entering or leaving an interface. A candidate configuration that contains a secure channel that has not configured a direction cannot be committed.

Options

inboundEnable MACsec security on traffic entering the interface that has applied the secure channel.
outboundEnable MACsec security on traffic leaving the interface that has applied the secure channel.

The remaining statements are explained separately.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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