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Hierarchy Level


When a link goes down, the ring protection link (RPL) activates. When the downed link comes back up, the RPL link receives notification, restores the link, and waits for the restore interval before issuing another block on the same link. This configuration is a global configuration and applies to all Ethernet rings if the Ethernet ring does not have a more specific configuration for this value. If no parameter is configured at the protection group level, the global configuration of this parameter uses the default value.


number—Guard timer interval, in milliseconds.

  • Range: 10 through 2000 ms

  • Default: 500 ms

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.4.Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1 for EX Series switches.Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.153-D10 for QFX Series switches.