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Step 6: Perform Initial Software Configuration

To configure the software, follow this procedure:

  1. Turn the circuit breaker or toggle switch for each power supply to the on position to boot the router. The OK LED on the power supply faceplate should blink, then light steadily.
  2. Log in as the “root” user. There is no password.
  3. Start the CLI.
  4. Enter configuration mode.
  5. Configure the name of the router. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
  6. Configure the router's domain name.
  7. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the router's Ethernet interface.
  8. Configure the IP address of a backup router, which is used only while the routing protocol is not running.
  9. Configure the IP address of a DNS server.
  10. Set the root authentication password by entering either a clear-text password, an encrypted password, or an SSH public key string (DSA or RSA).

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  11. Optionally, display the configuration to verify that it is correct.
  12. Commit the configuration to activate it on the router.
  13. Optionally, configure additional properties by adding the necessary configuration statements. Then commit the changes to activate them on the router.
  14. When you have finished configuring the router, exit configuration mode.

The commands in Steps 5 through 12 connect the router to the network but do not enable it to forward traffic. For complete information about the commands in Step 13, including examples, see the JUNOS Internet software configuration guides.


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