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primary (Address on Interface)



Hierarchy Level

[edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family family address address],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family family address address]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.


Configure this address to be the primary address of the protocol on the interface. If the logical unit has more than one address, the primary address is used by default as the source address when packets originate from the interface and the destination does not indicate the subnet.


For unicast traffic, the primary address is the lowest non-127 preferred address on the unit.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-20

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