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retransmission-attempt (DHCP Client)


Hierarchy Level


Specify the number of times the device retransmits a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) packet if a DHCP server fails to respond. After the specified number of attempts, no further attempts at reaching a server are made.



Number of retransmit attempts.


    • For IPv4 — 0 through 50000 from Junos OS Release 17.3R1 onwards and 0 through 6 on Junos OS earlier releases.

    • For IPv6 — 0 through 9.

  • Default: 4

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 8.5.