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  traceoptions { file file-name <files number> <size size> <world-readable | no-world-readable> <match regex>; flag flag; }

Hierarchy Level

  [edit system processes general-authentication-service]

Release Information

Flag for tracing address-assignment pool operations introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0.

option-name option introduced in JUNOS Release 8.3.


Configure tracing options.


file filename —Name of the file to receive the output of the tracing operation. Enclose the name within quotation marks. All files are placed in the directory /var/log.

files number —(Optional) Maximum number of trace files. When a trace file named trace-file reaches its maximum size, it is renamed trace-file.0, then trace-file.1, and so on, until the maximum number of trace files is reached. Then the oldest trace file is overwritten.

If you specify a maximum number of files, you also must specify a maximum file size with the size option and a filename.

Range: 2 through 1000
Default: 3 files

flag flag —Tracing operation to perform. To specify more than one tracing operation, include multiple flag statements. You can include the following flags:

  • address-assignment—All address-assignment events
  • all—All tracing operations
  • configuration—Configuration events
  • framework—Authentication framework events
  • ldap—LDAP authentication events
  • local-authentication—Local authentication events
  • radius—RADIUS authentication events

match regex —(Optional) Refine the output to include lines that contain the regular expression.

size size —(Optional) Maximum size of each trace file, in kilobytes (KB), megabytes (MB), or gigabytes (GB). If you specify a maximum file size, you also must specify a maximum number of trace files with the files option and filename.

Syntax: xk to specify KB, xm to specify MB, or xg to specify GB
Range: 10 KB through 1 GB
Default: 128 KB

world-readable—(Optional) Enable unrestricted file access.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2009-07-07