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alias (Interfaces)


Hierarchy Level


Configure a textual description of a physical interface or the logical unit of an interface to be the alias of an interface name. The alias name can be a single line of text. If the text contains spaces, enclose it in quotation marks. If you configure an alias name, the alias name is displayed instead of the interface name in the output of all show, show interfaces, and other operational mode commands. In Junos OS Release 12.3R8 and later, display of the alias can be suppressed in favor of the actual interface name by using the display no-interface-alias parameter along with the show command.



Text to denote an easily identifiable, meaningful alias name for the interface. If the text includes spaces, enclose the entire text in quotation marks.

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 13.3.