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passive (IGMP)


Hierarchy Level


When configured for passive IGMP mode, the interface listens for IGMP reports but it will not send or receive IGMP control traffic such as IGMP reports, queries and leaves. You can, however, configure exceptions to allow the interface to receive certain control traffic or queries.


When an interface is configured for IGMP passive mode, Junos no longer processes static IGMP group membership on the interface.


You can selectively activate up to two out of the three available options for the passive statement while keeping the other functions passive (inactive). Activating all three options would be equivalent to not using the passive statement.

allow-receive—Enables IGMP to receive control traffic on the interface.

send-general-query—Enables IGMP to send general queries on the interface.

send-group-query—Enables IGMP to send group-specific and group-source-specific queries on the interface.

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 9.6.

allow-receive, send-general-query, and send-group-query options were added in Junos OS Release 10.0.