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preference (Protocols RIPng)


Hierarchy Level


Specify the preference of external routes learned by RIPng as compared to those learned from other routing protocols.

By default, Junos OS assigns a preference of 100 to routes that originate from RIPng. When Junos OS determines that a route is to become the active route, the software selects the route with the lowest preference and installs this route into the forwarding table.

To modify the default RIPng preference value, include the preference statement.


preference—Preference value. A lower value indicates a more preferred route.

  • Range: 0 through 4,294,967,295 (232 – 1)

  • Default: 100

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.

Support for routing instances introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0.