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Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


Set the maximum allowed number of hops. This value is compared against the hops field in the BOOTP request message. BOOTP request messages that have a number in the hops field that exceeds maximum-hop-count are not forwarded. If you omit the maximum-hop-count statement, the default value is four hops.


number—Maximum number of hops for BOOTP request messages.

Range: 1 through 16

Default: 4

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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