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port (NETCONF)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the TCP port used for NETCONF-over-SSH connections.

  • The configured port accepts only NETCONF-over-SSH connections. Regular SSH session requests for this port are rejected.

  • The default SSH port (22) continues to accept NETCONF sessions even with a configured NETCONF server port. To disable the SSH port from accepting NETCONF sessions, you can specify this in the login event script.

  • We do not recommend configuring the default ports for FTP (21) and Telnet (23) services for configuring NETCONF-over-SSH connections.


port port-number—Port number on which to enable incoming NETCONF connections over SSH.

  • Default: 830 (as specified in RFC 4742, Using the NETCONF Configuration Protocol over Secure Shell (SSH))

  • Range: 1 through 65535

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 10.0.