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Hierarchy Level


Create a profile to filter and collect packet and byte count statistics and write them to a file in the /var/log directory. To apply the profile to a firewall filter, you include the accounting-profile statement at the [edit firewall filter filter-name] hierarchy level. For more information about firewall filters, see Firewall Filters Overview.



Name of the filter profile.

start-time time

(Optional) Specify the start time in yyyy-mm-dd.hh:mm local time format for the accounting profile. Sometimes, if the time at which the records are written to the accounting file is beyond the transfer interval window of the file, drifting of accounting records occurs. To prevent drifting and to have predictable timestamps of when accounting data is written to an accounting file, we can specify the start time option for the accounting profile.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

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.