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Hierarchy Level


Specify when a VPLS connection is taken down depending on whether or not the interface for the VPLS routing instance is customer-facing or integrated routing and bridging (IRB).


The connectivity-type statement is not supported for FEC 129 VPLS (also known as LDP VPLS with BGP-based autodiscovery).




ce—Require that for the VPLS connection to be up, the customer-facing interface for the VPLS routing instance must also be up. If the customer-facing interface fails, the VPLS connection is taken down.

irb—Allow a VPLS connection to remain up so long as an IRB interface is configured for the VPLS routing instance.

permanent—Allow a VPLS connection to remain up until specifically taken down. This option is reserved for use in configuring Layer 2 Wholesale subscriber networks. See the Broadband Subscriber Management Solutions Guide for details about configuring a Layer 2 Wholesale network.


To specifically take down a VPLS routing instance that is using the permanent option, all associated static logical interfaces must also be down.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.1.

irb option introduced in Junos OS Release 9.3.

permanent option introduced in Junos OS Release 10.4.