Technical Documentation

passive (MLD)



Hierarchy Level

[edit logical-systems logical-system-name protocols mld interface interface-name],[edit protocols mld interface interface-name]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.6.

allow-receive, send-general-query, and send-group-query options added in JUNOS Release 10.0.


Specify that MLD run on the interface and either not send and receive control traffic or selectively send and receive control traffic such as MLD reports, queries, and leaves.

Note: You can selectively activate up to two out of the three available options for the passive statement while keeping the other functions passive (inactive). Activating all three options would be equivalent to not using the passive statement.


allow-receive—Enables IGMP to receive control traffic on the interface.

send-general-query—Enables IGMP to send general queries on the interface.

send-group-query—Enables IGMP to send group-specific and group-source-specific queries on the interface.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-16