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timeout (Multicast)


Hierarchy Level


Configure the timeout value for multicast forwarding cache entries. In general, you should regularly refresh the forwarding cache so it does not fill up with old entries and thus prevent newer, higher-priority, entries from being added.


minutes—Length of time that the forwarding cache limit remains active.

  • Range: 1 through 720

family (inet | inet6)—(Optional) Apply the configured timeout to either IPv4 or IPv6 multicast forwarding cache entries. Configuring the timeout statement globally for the multicast forwarding cache or including the family statement to configure the timeout value for the IPv4 and IPv6 multicast forwarding caches are mutually exclusive.

  • Default: Six minutes. By default, the configured timeout applies to both IPv4 and IPv6 multicast forwarding cache entries.

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 8.2.