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Configuring PIM Designated Router Election on Point-to-Point Links

  1. On both point-to-point link routers, configure the router globally or in the routing instance. This example shows the configuration for the routing instance.
  2. Verify the configuration by checking the State field in the output of the show pim interfaces command. The possible values for the State field are DR, NotDR, and P2P. When a point-to-point link interface is elected to be the DR, the interface state becomes DR instead of P2P.
  3. If the show pim interfaces command continues to report the P2P state, consider running the restart routing command on both routers on the point-to-point link. Then recheck the state.

    Do not restart a software process unless specifically asked to do so by your Juniper Networks customer support representative. Restarting a software process during normal operation of a routing platform could cause interruption of packet forwarding and loss of data.