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show msdp



Display Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP) information.



Display standard MSDP information for all routing instances.

brief | detail

(Optional) Display the specified level of output.

instance instance-name

(Optional) Display information for the specified instance only.

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

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

peer peer-address

(Optional) Display information about the specified peer only,

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

Table 1 describes the output fields for the show msdp command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show msdp Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

Level of Output

Peer address

IP address of the peer.

All levels

Local address

Local address of the peer.

All levels


Status of the MSDP connection: Listen, Established, or Inactive.

All levels

Last up/down

Time at which the most recent peer-state change occurred.

All levels


Peer group name.

All levels

SA Count

Number of source-active cache entries advertised by each peer that were accepted, compared to the number that were received, in the format number-accepted/number-received.

All levels

Peer Connect Retries

Number of peer connection retries.


State timer expires

Number of seconds before another message is sent to a peer.


Peer Times out

Number of seconds to wait for a response from the peer before the peer is declared unavailable.


SA accepted

Number of entries in the source-active cache accepted from the peer.


SA received

Number of entries in the source-active cache received by the peer.


Sample Output

show msdp

show msdp brief

The output for the show msdp brief command is identical to that for the show msdp command. For sample output, see show msdp.

show msdp detail

Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.