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retransmit-interval (OSPF)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

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

Support for the realm statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.2.

Support for the realm statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.2 for EX Series switches.


Specify how long the routing device waits to receive a link-state acknowledgment packet before retransmitting link-state advertisements (LSAs) to an interface’s neighbors.


seconds—Interval to wait.

Range: 1 through 65,535 seconds

Default: 5 seconds


You must configure LSA retransmit intervals to be equal to or greater than 3 seconds to avoid triggering a retransmit trap, because Junos OS delays LSA acknowledgments by up to 2 seconds.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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