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Request configuration data from the NETCONF server. The child tag elements <source> and <filter> specify the source and scope of data to display:

  • To display the entire active configuration, enclose the <source> tag element and <running/> tag in the <get-config> tag element.

  • To display either the entire candidate configuration or all configuration data in the open configuration database, enclose the <source> tag element and <candidate/> tag in the <get-config> tag element.

    If a client application issues the Junos XML protocol <open-configuration> operation to open a specific configuration database before executing the <get-config> operation, setting the source to <candidate/> retrieves the configuration data from the open configuration database. Otherwise, the server returns the configuration data from the candidate configuration.

  • To display one or more sections of the configuration hierarchy (hierarchy levels or configuration objects), enclose the appropriate child tag elements in the <source> and <filter> tag elements.



Specify the open configuration database, or if there is no open database, the candidate configuration.


Enclose tag elements that specify which configuration elements to return.


Enclose the <configuration> tag element. The mandatory type attribute indicates the kind of syntax used to represent the requested configuration elements; the only acceptable value is subtree.

To specify the configuration elements to return, include within the <filter> tag element the Junos XML tag elements that represent all levels of the configuration hierarchy from the root (represented by the <configuration> tag element) down to each element to display. For information about the configuration elements available in the current version of the Junos OS, see the XML API Explorer.


Specify the active (mostly recently committed) configuration.


Enclose the tag that specifies the source of the configuration data. To specify either the candidate configuration or an open configuration database, include the <candidate/> tag. To specify the active configuration, include the <running/> tag.