Technical Documentation



remote-id {prefix hostname | mac | none;use-interface-description;use-string string;}

Hierarchy Level

[edit ethernet-switching-options secure-access-port vlan (all | vlan-name) dhcp-option82][edit forwarding-options helpers bootp dhcp-option82] [edit forwarding-options helpers bootp interface interface-name dhcp-option82]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.3 for EX Series switches.


Insert the remote-id suboption of DHCP option 82 (also known as the DHCP relay agent information option) in DHCP request packet headers before forwarding or relaying requests to a DHCP server. This suboption provides a trusted identifier for the host system that has forwarded or relayed requests to the server.

The remaining statements are explained separately.


If remote-id is not explicitly set, no remote ID value is inserted in the DHCP request packet header. If the remote-id option is specified but is not qualified by a keyword, the MAC address of the host device (the switch) is used as the remote ID.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-01-19