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    maximum-hop-count number;

    Hierarchy Level

    [edit forwarding-options helpers bootp interface (interface-name | interface-group)]

    Release Information

    Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

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

    Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 11.3 for QFX Series switches.


    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.

    Modified: 2017-09-13