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download (Services)


Hierarchy Level


Configure automatic download for the application identification services application package.

The application package contains definitions for known applications, such as: DNS, Facebook, FTP, Skype, and SNMP. The application package is extracted from the IDP signature database located at If you do not have access to the default download site from your device, you can use the URL option to download from a different location.


You need to download the application package before configuring application identification services.


  • automatic—Download the application package automatically at a certain time of day or at intervals.

  • interval—Download the application package at intervals. Range is 6 through 720 hours

  • start-time—Start time in which the application package will be download. Format is MM-DD.hh:mm or YYYY-MM-DD.hh:mm:ss. Example: 04-15.09:00 will start the download on April 15 at 9 AM.

  • url—Use this option to change the default download location of the application package.

Required Privilege Level

For Routing Devices

  • interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

  • interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

For Security Devices

  • 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 9.5 for Routing Devices and Junos OS Release 10.2 for Security Devices