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holddown (Protocols RIP)


Hierarchy Level


Configure how long the expired route is retained in the routing table before being removed.

When the hold-down timer runs on RIP demand circuits, routes are advertised as unreachable on other interfaces. When the hold-down timer expires, the route is removed from the routing table if all destinations detect that the route is unreachable or the remaining destinations are down.


seconds—Estimated time to wait before making updates to the routing table.

  • Range: 10 through 180 seconds

  • Default: 180 seconds

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.