Technical Documentation




Hierarchy Level

[edit firewall three-color-policer policer-name single-rate][edit firewall three-color-policer policer-name two-rate]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 7.4.


Configure the way preclassified packets are metered. In color-aware mode, the local router can assign a higher packet-loss priority, but cannot assign a lower packet-loss priority. For example, suppose an upstream router assigned medium-high packet-loss priority to a packet because the packet exceeded the committed information rate on the upstream router interface. The local router cannot change the packet-loss priority to low, even if the packet conforms to the configured committed information route on the local router interface.


If you omit the color-aware statement, the default behavior is color-aware mode.

Required Privilege Level

firewall—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-15