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hold-time (Origin Validation for BGP)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.2.


Specify the length of time in seconds that the session between the routing device and the cache server is to be considered operational without any activity. After the hold time expires, the session is dropped.

Reception of any protocol data unit (PDU) from the cache server resets the hold timer. The hold time must be configured to be at least 2 x the refresh-time. If the hold time expires, the session is considered to be down. This, in turn, triggers a session restart event. During a session restart, the routing device attempts to start a session with the cache server that has the numerically highest preference.


seconds—Time after which the session is declared down.

Range: 10 through 3600

Default: 600

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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