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description (Interfaces)


Hierarchy Level


Provide a textual description of the interface or the logical unit. Any descriptive text you include is displayed in the output of the show interfaces commands, and is also exposed in the ifAlias Management Information Base (MIB) object. It has no effect on the operation of the interface on the router or switch.

The textual description can also be included in the extended DHCP relay option 82 Agent Circuit ID suboption.


text—Text to describe the interface. If the text includes spaces, enclose the entire text in quotation marks.

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.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.2 for ACX Series Universal Metro Routers.