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maximum (PIM Entries)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the maximum number of specified PIM entries received by the device. If the device reaches the configured limit, no new entries are received.


The maximum limit settings that you configure with the maximum and the family (inet | inet6) maximum statements are mutually exclusive. For example, if you configure a global maximum PIM join state limit, you cannot configure a limit at the family level for IPv4 or IPv6 joins. If you attempt to configure a limit at both the global level and the family level, the device will not accept the configuration.


limit—Maximum number of PIM entries received by the device. If you configure both the log-interval and the maximum statements, a warning is triggered when the maximum limit is reached.

Depending on your configuration, this limit specifies the maximum number of PIM joins, PIM register messages, or group-to-RP mappings received by the device.

  • Range: 1 through 65,535

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 12.2.