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show pim bidirectional df-election



For bidirectional PIM, display the designated forwarder (DF) election results for each interface grouped by the rendezvous point addresses (RPAs).



Display standard information about all interfaces.

brief | detail

(Optional) Display the specified level of output.

inet | inet6

(Optional) Display DF election results for IPv4 or IPv6 family addresses, respectively.

instance instance-name

(Optional) Display DF election results for a specific routing instance.

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

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

rpa address

(Optional) Display the DF election results for an RP address.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

Table 1 describes the output fields for the show pim bidirectional df-election command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show pim bidirectional df-election Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

Level of Output


IPv4 address family (INET) or IPv6 address family (INET6).

All levels


Name of the routing instance.

All levels


RP address.

All levels

Group ranges

Address ranges of the multicast groups mapped to this RP address.

All levels


Bidirectional PIM interfaces on this routing device. An interface can win the DF election (Win), lose the DF election (Lose), or be the RP link (RPL). The RP link is the interface directly connected to a subnet that contains a phantom RP address. A phantom RP address is an RP address that is not assigned to a routing device interface.

All levels

brief displays the DF election winner only.


IP address of the designated forwarder.

All levels

Sample Output

show pim bidirectional df-election

show pim bidirectional df-election brief

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1.