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client-identifier (DHCP Client)


Hierarchy Level


The DHCP server identifies a client by a client-identifier value.



Specify the type of hardware used for the interface on which the client access. Ethernet is the common hardware type and the value for Ethernet is 1.

  • Default: Zero

  • Range: Zero through 255


Client identifier as an ASCII string


Client identifier as a hexadecimal string


Add prefix to client-id option

  • Values:

    • host-name—Add router host name to client-id option

    • logical-system-name—Add logical system name to client-id option

    • routing-instance-name—Add routing instance name to client-id option


Use the interface description

  • Values:

    • device—Use the device interface description

    • logical—Use the logical interface description

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1X44-D10.

Starting with Junos OS Release 17.3R1, on all SRX Series Firewalls and vSRX Virtual Firewall instances, the CLI option dhcp-client at [edit interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number family inet] hierarchy is changed to dhcp to keep consistent with other Junos platforms. There is no change in the functionality with the changed CLI option dhcp.

The option hardware-type is added in Junos OS Release 20.2R1.