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priority (PIM RPs)


Hierarchy Level


For PIM-SM, configure this routing device’s priority for becoming an RP.

For bidirectional PIM, configure this RP address’ priority for becoming an RP.

The bootstrap router uses this field when selecting the list of candidate rendezvous points to send in the bootstrap message. A smaller number increases the likelihood that the routing device or RP address becomes the RP. A priority value of 0 means that bootstrap router can override the group range being advertised by the candidate RP.


number—Priority for becoming an RP. A lower value corresponds to a higher priority.

  • Range: 0 through 255

  • Default: 1

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.

Support for bidirectional RP addresses introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1.