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Hierarchy Level


Configure a limit for the number of accepted (*,G) and (S,G) PIM join states.


The maximum limit settings that you configure with the maximum and the family (inet | inet6) maximum statements are mutually exclusive. For example, if you configure a global maximum PIM join state limit, you cannot configure a limit at the family level for IPv4 or IPv6 joins. If you attempt to configure a limit at both the global level and the family level, the device will not accept the configuration.


family (inet | inet6)—(Optional) Specify either IPv4 or IPv6 join states to be counted towards the configured join state limit.

  • Default: Both IPv4 and IPv6 join states are counted towards the configured join state limit.

The remaining statements are described separately.

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 12.2.