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peer (Protocols MSDP)


Hierarchy Level


Define an MSDP peering relationship. An MSDP routing device must know which routing devices are its peers. You define the peer relationships explicitly by configuring the neighboring routing devices that are the MSDP peers of the local routing device. After peer relationships are established, the MSDP peers exchange messages to advertise active multicast sources. To configure multiple MSDP peers, include multiple peer statements.

By default, the peer's options are identical to the global or group-level MSDP options. To override the global or group-level options, include peer-specific options within the peer (Protocols MSDP) statement.

At least one peer must be configured for MSDP to function. You must configure address and local-address.


address—Name of the MSDP peer.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

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.