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Hierarchy Level


Specify the number of gratuitous Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests to send on an active interface after failover.

You can configure this option to specify the number of gratuitous ARP requests that an interface can send to notify other network devices of its presence after the redundancy group it belongs to has failed over.

By default, the SRX series device sends four GARPs per reth on a failover. You can modify the number of GARPs sent per-redundancy-group basis.


number—Number of gratuitous ARP requests that a newly elected primary device in a chassis cluster sends out to announce its presence to the other network devices.

  • Range: 1 through 16

  • Default: 4

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0.