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Hierarchy Level


Enable any plug-in or daemon on a PIC to generate a request to off-load flows to the Packet Forwarding Engine. This command is available on MX Series routers with Modular Port Concentrators (MPCs) and Modular Interface Cards (MICs).


This feature is not supported for Broadband Edge subscribers (given that service PIC off load is not available with aggregate Ethernet (AE).


minimum-bytes—Minimum number of bytes that trigger offloading. When this option is omitted, offloading is triggered when both the forward and reverse flows of the session have begun, meaning that at least one packet has flowed in each direction.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 12.1.