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show multicast snooping next-hops



Display information about the IP multicast snooping next-hops.


brief | detail

(Optional) Display the specified level of output.


(Optional) Display information for IPv4 multicast next hops only. If a family is not specified, both IPv4 and IPv6 results will be shown.


(Optional) Display information for IPv6 multicast next hops only. If a family is not specified, both IPv4 and IPv6 results will be shown.

logical-system logical-system-name

(Optional) Display information about a particular logical system, or type ’all’.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

Table 1 describes the output fields for the show multicast snooping next-hops command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show multicast snooping next-hops Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description


Protocol family for which multicast snooping next hops are displayed: INET or INET6.


Number of cache entries that are using this next hop.


Kernel reference count for the next hop.

Downstream interface

Interface names associated with each multicast next-hop ID.

Nexthop Id

Identifier for the next-hop.


To see the next-hop ID for a given PE mesh group, igmp-snooping must be enabled for the relevant VPLS routing instance. (Junos OS creates a default CE and VE mesh groups for each VPLS routing instance. The next hop of the VE mesh group is the set of VE mesh-group interfaces of the remaining PEs in the same VPLS routing instance.)

Sample Output

show multicast snooping next-hops

show multicast snooping next-hops (IGMP snooping enabled on a VPLS)

In thIS example, ID 1048585 is the VE next-hop ID created for the VE next hop that is holding VE interfaces for the routing instance. It only appears if igmp snooping is enabled on the VPLS.

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 11.2.