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broadcast (Interfaces)


Hierarchy Level


Set the broadcast address on the network or subnet. On a subnet you cannot specify a host address of 0 (, nor can you specify a broadcast address ( For example, in the statement set interface ge-0/0/0 unit 0 family inet address, the subnet address has the host address of 0. Hence, you cannot configure this address. Similarly, for the subnet, you cannot use the broadcast address


The default broadcast address has a host portion of all ones.


address—Broadcast address. The address must have a host portion of either all ones or all zeros. You cannot specify the addresses or


The edit logical-systems hierarchy is not available on QFabric systems.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.