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allow-maximum (Multicast)


Hierarchy Level


Allow the larger of global and family-level threshold values to take effect.

This statement is optional when you configure a forwarding cache or PIM state limits. When this statement is included in the configuration and both a family-specific and a global configuration are present, the higher limits take precedence.

For example:

This statement can be useful in single-stack devices on which IPv4 traffic is expected or IPv6 traffic is expected, but not both.


By default, this statement is disabled.

When this statement is omitted from the configuration, a family-specific forwarding cache configuration and a global forwarding cache configuration cannot be configured together. Either the global-specific configuration or the family-specific configuration is allowed, but not both.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 13.2.