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neighbor (Protocols OSPF)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.


For nonbroadcast interfaces only, specify neighboring routers. On a nonbroadcast interface, you must specify neighbors explicitly because OSPF does not send broadcast packets to dynamically discover their neighbors. To specify multiple neighbors, include multiple neighbor statements.


address—IP address of a neighboring router.

eligible—(Optional) Allow the neighbor to become a designated router.

Default: If you omit this option, the neighbor is not considered eligible to become a designated router.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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