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Hierarchy Level


Provide a backup for the protected interface in case of failure. Network traffic uses the primary interface only, as long as the primary interface functions.


interface-name—Name of the protect interface to configure.

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 at the following hierarchy levels introduced in Junos OS Release 17.4: [edit bridge domains], [edit logical-systems], and [edit routing-instances].