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group-limit (IGMP)


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.

To confirm the configured group limit on the interface, use the show igmp interface command.


By default, there is no limit to the number of multicast groups that can join the interface.


limit—group limit value for the interface.

  • Range: 1 through 32767

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 10.4.