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maximum-prefixes prefix-limit <log-interval interval | log-only | threshold percentage>;

Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name routing-options],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-options],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name routing-options],[edit routing-options]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 8.0.


Specify a maximum limit on the number of prefixes that can be installed into the routing tables. Using a prefix limit, you can curtail the number of prefixes received from a CE router in a VPN. Prefix limits apply only to dynamic routing protocols and are not applicable to static or interface routes.


prefix-limit—Specify the maximum number of prefixes.

Range: 1 through 4,294,967,295 prefixes

log-interval—Minimum interval between log messages.

Range: 5 through 86,400 seconds

log-only—Generate warning messages only. No limit is placed on the number of prefixes stored in the routing tables.

threshold—Percentage of the prefix limit at which to begin sending warning log messages.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-28

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