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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


Perform a forced switch between the protect and working circuits. This statement is honored only if there are no higher-priority reasons to switch. It can be overridden by a signal failure on the protect circuit, thus causing a switch to the working circuit.


protect—Request the circuit to become the protect circuit.

working—Request the circuit to become the working circuit.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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