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Documentation Symbols Key

Text on documentation pages use the following symbols:

Notice Icons




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Informational note

Indicates important features or instructions.

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Indicates a situation that might result in loss of data or hardware damage.

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Alerts you to the risk of personal injury or death.

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Laser warning

Alerts you to the risk of personal injury from a laser.

Text and Syntax Conventions




Bold text like this

Represents text that you type.

To enter configuration mode, type the configure command:

user@host> configure
Fixed-width text like this

Represents output that appears on the terminal screen.

user@host> show chassis alarms
No alarms currently active

Italic text like this

  • Introduces important new terms.
  • Identifies book names.
  • Identifies RFC and Internet draft titles.
  • A policy term is a named structure that defines match conditions and actions.
  • JUNOS System Basics Configuration Guide
  • RFC 1997, BGP Communities Attribute

Italic text like this

Represents variables (options for which you substitute a value) in commands or configuration statements.

Configure the machine’s domain name:

root@# set system domain-name domain-name

Plain text like this

Represents names of configuration statements, commands, files, and directories; IP addresses; configuration hierarchy levels; or labels on routing platform components.

  • To configure a stub area, include the stub statement at the [edit protocols ospf area area-id] hierarchy level.
  • The console port is labeled CONSOLE.

< > (angle brackets)

Enclose optional keywords or variables.

stub <default-metric metric>;

| (pipe symbol)

Indicates a choice between the mutually exclusive keywords or variables on either side of the symbol. The set of choices is often enclosed in parentheses for clarity.

broadcast | multicast

(string1 | string2 | string3)

# (pound sign)

Indicates a comment specified on the same line as the configuration statement to which it applies.

rsvp { # Required for dynamic MPLS only

[ ] (square brackets)

Enclose a variable for which you can substitute one or more values.

community name members [ community-ids ]

Indention and braces ( { } )

Identify a level in the configuration hierarchy.

routing-options {
static {
route default {
nexthop address;

; (semicolon)

Identifies a leaf statement at a configuration hierarchy level.

J-Web GUI Conventions

Bold text like this

Represents J-Web graphical user interface (GUI) items you click or select.

  • In the Logical Interfaces box, select All Interfaces.
  • To cancel the configuration, click Cancel.

> (bold right angle bracket)

Separates levels in a hierarchy of J-Web selections.

In the configuration editor hierarchy, select Protocols>Ospf.

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