Technical Documentation



broadcast address <key key-number> <version value> <ttl value>;

Hierarchy Level

[edit system ntp]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


Configure the local router or switch to operate in broadcast mode with the remote system at the specified address. In this mode, the local router or switch sends periodic broadcast messages to a client population at the specified broadcast or multicast address. Normally, you include this statement only when the local router or switch is operating as a transmitter.


address—The broadcast address on one of the local networks or a multicast address assigned to NTP. You must specify an address, not a hostname. If the multicast address is used, it must be

key key-number—(Optional) All packets sent to the address include authentication fields that are encrypted using the specified key number.

Range: Any unsigned 32-bit integer

ttl value—(Optional) Time-to-live (TTL) value to use.

Range: 1 through 255
Default: 1

version value—(Optional) Specify the version number to be used in outgoing NTP packets.

Range: 1 through 4
Default: 4

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-26