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family (Security Forwarding Options)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5 .


Determine the protocol family to be used for packet forwarding.


Packet-based processing is not supported on the following SRX Series devices: SRX5400, SRX5600, and SRX5800.


The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

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