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group-address (Routing Instances VPN)


Hierarchy Level


Specify a group address on which to encapsulate multicast traffic from a virtual private network (VPN) instance.


IPv6 provider tunnels are not currently supported for draft-rosen MVPNs. They are supported for MBGP MVPNs.


address—For IPv4, IP address whose high-order bits are 1110, giving an address range from through, or simply For IPv6, IP address whose high-order bits are FF00 (FF00::/8).

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Starting with Junos OS Release 11.4, to provide consistency with draft-rosen 7 and next-generation BGP-based multicast VPNs, configure the provider tunnels for draft-rosen 6 anysource multicast VPNs at the [edit routing-instances routing-instance-name provider-tunnel] hierarchy level. The mdt, vpn-tunnel-source, and vpn-group-address statements are deprecated at the [edit routing-instances routing-instance-name protocols pim] hierarchy level. Use group-address in place of vpn-group-address.