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Hierarchy Level


Configure the priority as one of the following:

  • In the client, the priority value is set to select the best primary clock. Note that in order to select a particular primary clock, the priority value in the primary clock’s announce message must be equal to or lower than the configured priority1-value.

  • In the primary, the priority value is set to represent itself in the announce message to other slaves.

  • In the boundary node, the client uses this value to determine the best primary clock, whereas the primary uses this value from the announce message of the selected primary clock.

Note that the lower value takes precedence.


priority1-value—The priority value of the clock.

  • Range: 0 through 255

  • Default: 128

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.