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Specify the amount of time that the peer waits for traffic from its destination peer before sending a dead-peer-detection (DPD) request packet. The interval value is used for IKEv1 security associations (SAs). Starting in Junos OS Release 17.2R1, the interval value is also applicable to IKEv2 SAs. In Junos OS Release 17.1 and earlier, the interval option is not applicable to IKEv2 SAs, which use the default value.



Number of seconds that the peer waits before sending a DPD request packet.

  • Range: 1 through 180 seconds

  • Default: 10 seconds

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 11.4.

IKEv2 support introduced in Junos OS Release 17.2.