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max-session-setup-rate (Service Set)


Hierarchy Level


Set the maximum number of session setups allowed per second for the service set. After this setup rate is reached, any additional session setup attempts are dropped. If you do not include the max-session-setup-rate statement, the session setup rate is not limited.


max-session-setup-rate number

Use the specified maximum number of session setups per second.

  • Range: 1 through 429,496,729

  • Default: 0 (The session setup rate is not limited.)


Maximum number of sessions, expressed in thousands. Starting in Junos OS Release 18.4R1, 1k=1000. Prior to Junos OS Release 18.4R1, 1k=1024.

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 17.1R1.

Support added in Junos OS Release 19.3R2 for Next Gen Services on MX Series routers MX240, MX480 and MX960 with the MX-SPC3 services card.