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Hierarchy Level


(MX Series routers only) Specify a routing interface to include in a bridge domain or a VPLS routing instance.

When you configure routing-interface irb.x, the VPLS connection comes up, even if no customer edge (CE) interfaces are configured. This works with one site configured, but not when multiple sites (multisite) are configured.


routing-interface-name—Name of the routing interface to include in the bridge domain or the VPLS routing instance. The format of the routing interface name is irb.x, where x is the unit number of the routing interface you configured at the [edit interfaces irb] hierarchy level. For more information about how to configure a routing interface, see the Junos OS Network Interfaces Library for Routing Devices.


You can specify only one routing interface for each bridge domain or VPLS instance.

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 8.4.

Support for logical systems added in Junos OS Release 9.6.