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hold-time (Protocols LDP)


Hierarchy Level


Specify how long an LDP node should wait for a hello message before declaring a neighbor to be down. This value is sent as part of a hello message so that each LDP node tells its neighbors how long to wait. You can specify times for both link hello messages and targeted hello messages depending on the hierarchy level at which you configure the hold-time statement.


seconds—Hold-time value.

  • Range: 1 through 65,535 seconds

  • Default: 15 seconds for link hello messages, 45 seconds for targeted hello messages

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Support for LDP targeted hellos added in Junos OS Release 9.5.