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Hierarchy Level


Enable source routing.

Source routing allows a sender of a packet to partially or completely specify the route the packet takes through the network. In contrast, in non-source routing protocols, routers in the network determine the path based on the packet's destination.


We recommend that you not use source routing. Instead, we recommend that you use policy-based routing or filter-based forwarding to route packets based on source addresses.



Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement for IPv6 introduced in Junos OS Release 8.2.

Statement for IPv4 introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5.

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0.