Technical Documentation

hold-time

Syntax

hold-time seconds;

Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols bgp],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols bgp group group-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols bgp group group-name neighbor address],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp group group-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp group group-name neighbor address],[edit protocols bgp],[edit protocols bgp group group-name],[edit protocols bgp group group-name neighbor address],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp group group-name],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols bgp group group-name neighbor address]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Description

Specify the hold-time value to use when negotiating a connection with the peer. The hold-time value is advertised in open packets and indicates to the peer the length of time that it should consider the sender valid. If the peer does not receive a keepalive, update, or notification message within the specified hold time, the BGP connection to the peer is closed and routing devices through that peer become unavailable.

The hold time is three times the interval at which keepalive messages are sent.

Options

seconds—Hold time.

Range: 20 through 65,535 seconds
Default: 90 seconds

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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


Published: 2010-04-14