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switching-mode (bidirectional | unidirectional);

Hierarchy Level

[edit interfaces interface-name sonet-options aps]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.


For unchannelized OC3, OC12, and OC48 SONET/SDH interfaces on T Series routers only, configure the interface to interoperate with SONET/SDH line-terminating equipment (LTE) that is provisioned for unidirectional linear APS in 1+1 architecture.


If the switching-mode statement is not configured, the mode is bidirectional, and the interface does not interoperate with a unidirectional SONET/SDH LTE.


bidirectional—Support bidirectional mode only.

unidirectional—Interoperate with a SONET/SDH LTE provisioned for unidirectional mode.

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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