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policer policer-name {filter-specific;if-exceeding {bandwidth-limit bps;burst-size-limit bytes;} then { policer-action;}}

Hierarchy Level

[edit firewall]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.


Configure policer rate limits and actions. To activate a policer, you must include the policer action modifier in the then statement in a firewall filter term. Each policer that you configure includes an implicit counter. To ensure term-specific packet counts, you configure a policer for each term in the filter that requires policing.


policer-name—Name that identifies the policer. The name can contain letters, numbers, hyphens (-), and can be up to 64 characters long.

The remaining statements are explained separately.

Required Privilege Level

firewall—To view this statement in the configuration.
firewall-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Published: 2010-01-11