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show firewall log


Syntax (EX Series Switches)


Display log information about firewall filters.



Display log information about firewall filters.


(Optional) Display detailed information.


(Optional) Display hex dump of packet captured by log action.

interface interface-name

(Optional) Display log information about a specific interface.

logical-system (logical-system-name | all)

(Optional) Perform this operation on all logical systems or on a particular system.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

Table 1 lists the output fields for the show firewall log command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show firewall log Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

Time of Log

Time that the event occurred.


  • Displays the name of a configured firewall filter or service filter only if the packet hit the filter’s log action in a kernel filter (in the control plane). For any traffic that reaches the Routing Engine, the packets hit the log action in the kernel.

  • For all other logged packets (packet hit the filter’s log action in the Packet Forwarding Engine), this field displays pfe instead of a configured filter name.

Filter Action

Filter action:

  • A—Accept

  • D—Discard

  • R—Reject

Name of Interface

  • Displays a physical interface name if the packet arrived at a port on a line card.

  • Displays local if the packet was generated by the device's internal Ethernet interface, em1 or fxp1, which connects the Routing Engine with the router’s packet-forwarding components.

Name of protocol

Packet’s protocol name: egp, gre, icmp, ipip, ospf, pim, rsvp, tcp, or udp.

Packet length

Length of the packet.

Source address

Packet’s source address.

Destination address

Packet’s destination address and port.

Sample Output

show firewall log

show firewall log detail

show firewall log extensive

Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

extensive option introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1.

logical-system option introduced in Junos OS Release 9.3.