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group-limit (IGMP and MLD Snooping)


Hierarchy Level


Configure a limit for the number of multicast groups (or [S,G] channels in IGMPv3) allowed on an interface. After this limit is reached, new reports are ignored and all related flows are not flooded on the interface.


By default, there is no limit to the number of multicast groups joining an interface.


limit—a 32-bit number for the limit on the interface.

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 8.5.