Network Publisher Overview
The network publisher is a NIC component that connects to devices running Junos OS and collects information, such as information about system interfaces and VPNs, from IPv4 and IPv6 routing tables. After collecting the information, the network publisher stores this information in the Juniper Networks database for access by the NIC.
Use the network publisher to collect information from Junos OS routing tables for the following configuration scenarios:
OnePopStaticRouteIp—Resolves an IP address for a subscriber whose traffic enters the network through a Junos OS interface to a reference for the SAE that manages the interface.
OnePopVrfIp—Resolves an IP address for a subscriber whose traffic enters the network through a VPN configured on a Junos OS interface. This scenario provides support for multiple VPNs that have overlapping IP pools.
You run the network publisher whenever you want to get routing table information from one or more routers; the network publisher does not automatically update configuration information in the directory.