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Classifying Packets by Egress Interface

For Juniper Networks M320 Multiservice Edge Routers and T Series Core Routers with the Intelligent Queuing (IQ), IQ2, Enhanced IQ (IQE), Multiservices link services intelligent queuing (LSQ) interfaces, or ATM2 PICs, you can classify unicast and multicast packets based on the egress interface. For unicast traffic, you can also use a multifield filter, but only egress interface classification applies to multicast traffic as well as unicast traffic. If you configure egress classification of an interface, you cannot perform Differentiated Services code point (DSCP) rewrites on the interface. By default, the system does not perform any classification based on the egress interface.

On an MX Series router that contains MPCs and MS-DPCs, multicast packets are dropped on the router and not processed properly if the router contains MLPPP LSQ logical interfaces that function as multicast receivers and if the network services mode is configured as enhanced IP mode on the router. This behavior is expected with LSQ interfaces in conjunction with enhanced IP mode. In such a scenario, if enhanced IP mode is not configured, multicasting works correctly. However, if the router contains redundant LSQ interfaces and enhanced IP network services mode configured with FIB localization, multicast works properly.

To enable packet classification by the egress interface, you first configure a forwarding class map and one or more queue numbers for the egress interface at the [edit class-of-service forwarding-class-map forwarding-class-map-name] hierarchy level:

For T Series routers that are restricted to only four queues, you can control the queue assignment with the restricted-queue option, or you can allow the system to automatically determine the queue in a modular fashion. For example, a map assigning packets to queue 6 would map to queue 2 on a four-queue system.


If you configure an output forwarding class map associating a forwarding class with a queue number, this map is not supported on multiservices link services intelligent queuing (lsq-) interfaces.

Once the forwarding class map has been configured, you apply the map to the logical interface by using the output-forwarding-class-map statement at the [edit class-of-service interfaces interface-name unit logical-unit-number ] hierarchy level:

All parameters relating to the queues and forwarding class must be configured as well. For more information about configuring forwarding classes and queues, see Configuring a Custom Forwarding Class for Each Queue.

This example shows how to configure an interface-specific forwarding-class map named FCMAP1 that restricts queues 5 and 6 to different queues on four-queue systems and then applies FCMAP1 to unit 0 of interface ge-6/0/0:

Note that without the restricted-queue option in FCMAP1, the example would assign FC1 and FC2 to queues 2 and 1, respectively, on a system restricted to four queues.

Use the show class-of-service forwarding-class forwarding-class-map-name command to display the forwarding-class map queue configuration:

Use the show class-of-service interface interface-name command to display the forwarding-class maps (and other information) assigned to a logical interface: