Technical Documentation



description text;

Hierarchy Level

[edit interfaces interface-name],[edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.


Provide a textual description of the interface or the logical unit. Any descriptive text you include is displayed in the output of the show interfaces commands, and is also exposed in the ifAlias Management Information Base (MIB) object. It has no effect on the operation of the interface or the router.

The textual description can also be included in the extended DHCP relay option 82 Agent Circuit ID suboption.


text—Text to describe the interface. If the text includes spaces, enclose the entire text in quotation marks.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-20