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proxy (Multicast VLAN Registration)


Hierarchy Level


Specify that a VLAN operate in IGMP snooping proxy mode.

On EX Series switches that do not use the Enhanced Layer 2 Software (ELS) configuration style, this statement is used only to set proxy mode for multicast VLAN registration (MVR) on a VLAN acting as a data-forwarding source (an MVLAN).

On ELS EX Series switches, this statement is available to enable IGMP snooping proxy mode either with or without MVR configuration. When you configure this option for a VLAN without MVR, the switch acts as an IGMP proxy to the multicast router for ports in that VLAN. When you configure this option with MVR on an MVLAN, the switch acts as an IGMP proxy between the multicast router and hosts in any MVR receiver VLANs associated with the MVLAN. This mode is configured on the MVLAN only, not on MVR receiver VLANs.


ELS switches also support MVR proxy mode, which is configured on individual MVR receiver VLANs associated with an MVLAN rather than on an MVLAN (unlike IGMP snooping proxy mode). To enable MVR proxy mode on an MVR receiver VLAN on ELS switches, use the mode statement with the proxy option.

See Understanding Multicast VLAN Registration for details on MVR modes.




source-address ip-address—IP address of the source VLAN to act as proxy.

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.