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local-interface (IPv6)


Hierarchy Level


Specify the interface name of the EBGP peer that uses IPv6 link-local addresses. This peer is link-local in scope.


Configure a local interface only if you need to use the IPv6 link-local addresses as BGP endpoints for an IPv6 BGP session.


The local interface option does not work if you have configured the allow option at the [edit protocols bgp group group-name] hierarchy level. You need to configure a BGP neighbor with an IPv6 link-local address if you have implicitly allowed peer connections from specified networks or hosts.


interface-name—Interface name of the EBGP IPv6 peer.

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.