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address (Security Address Book)


Hierarchy Level


Add an entry containing an IP address or DNS hostname, or wildcard address to the address book. An address book contains entries for addressable entities in security zones, policies, and NAT rules. Address book entries can include any combination of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 addresses, and DNS names.


  • address address-nameName of an address entry.

  • description textDescriptive text about an address entry.

  • dns-address domain-nameDNS address name.

  • ip-prefixIP address with prefix.

  • range-address lower-limit to upper-limitAddress range for an address book.

  • wildcard-address ipv4-address/wildcard-maskIPv4 wildcard address in the form of A.B.C.D/wildcard-mask.


IPv6 wildcard address configuration is not supported in this release.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5. Support for IPv6 addresses added in Junos OS Release 10.2. Support for IPv6 addresses in active/active chassis cluster configurations (in addition to the existing support of active/passive chassis cluster configurations) added in Junos OS Release 10.4. Support for wildcard addresses added in Junos OS Release 11.1. Support for address range added in Junos OS Release 12.1. The description option added in Junos OS Release 12.1.