Technical Documentation

interface-type

Syntax

interface-type (nbma | p2mp | p2p);

Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols (ospf | ospf3) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols ospf3 realm (ipv4-multicast | ipv4-unicast | ipv6-multicast) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols (ospf | ospf3) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols ospf3 realm (ipv4-multicast | ipv4-unicast | ipv6-multicast) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit protocols (ospf | ospf3) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit protocols ospf3 realm (ipv4-multicast | ipv4-unicast | ipv6-multicast) area area-id interface interface-name][edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols (ospf | ospf3) area area-id interface interface-name],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols ospf3 realm (ipv4-multicast | ipv4-unicast | ipv6-multicast) area area-id interface interface-name],

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Support for OSPFv3 for interface type p2p only introduced in JUNOS Release 9.4. You cannot configure other interface types for OSPFv3.

Support for OSPFv3 for interface type p2p only introduced in JUNOS Release 9.4 for EX Series switches.

Description

Specify the type of interface.

By default, the software chooses the correct interface type based on the type of physical interface. Therefore, you should never have to set the interface type. The exception to this is for NBMA interfaces, which default to an interface type of point-to-multipoint. To have these interfaces explicitly run in NBMA mode, configure the nbma interface type, using the IP address of the local ATM interface.

In JUNOS Release 9.3 and later, a point-to-point interface can be an Ethernet interface without a subnet. For more information about configuring interfaces, see the JUNOS Network Interfaces Configuration Guide.

Default

The software chooses the correct interface type based on the type of physical interface.

Options

nbma (OSPFv2 only)—Nonbroadcast multiaccess (NBMA) interface.

p2mp (OSPFv2 only)—Point-to-multipoint interface.

p2p—Point-to-point interface.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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


Published: 2010-04-14