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Example: Configuring a Filter to Limit TCP Access to a Port Based On a Prefix List

This example shows how to configure a standard stateless firewall filter that limits certain TCP and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) traffic destined for the Routing Engine by specifying a list of prefix sources that contain allowed BGP peers.


No special configuration beyond device initialization is required before configuring this example.


In this example, you create a stateless firewall filter that blocks all TCP connection attempts to port 179 from all requesters except BGP peers that have a specified prefix.


A source prefix list, plist_bgp179, is created that specifies the list of source prefixes that contain allowed BGP peers.

The stateless firewall filter filter_bgp179 matches all packets from the source prefix list plist_bgp179 to the destination port number 179.


CLI Quick Configuration

To quickly configure this example, copy the following commands, paste them into a text file, remove any line breaks, change any details necessary to match your network configuration, and then copy and paste the commands into the CLI at the [edit] hierarchy level.

Configure the Filter

Step-by-Step Procedure

The following example requires that you navigate various levels in the configuration hierarchy. For information about navigating the CLI, see Using the CLI Editor in Configuration Mode in the Junos OS CLI User Guide.

To configure the filter:

  1. Expand the prefix list bgp179 to include all prefixes pointed to by the BGP peer group defined by protocols bgp group <*> neighbor <*>.

  2. Define the filter term that rejects TCP connection attempts to port 179 from all requesters except the specified BGP peers.

  3. Define the other filter term to accept all packets.

  4. Apply the firewall filter to the loopback interface.


From configuration mode, confirm your configuration by entering the show firewall, show interfaces, and show policy-options commands. If the output does not display the intended configuration, repeat the instructions in this example to correct the configuration.

If you are done configuring the device, enter commit from configuration mode.


Confirm that the configuration is working properly.

Displaying the Firewall Filter Applied to the Loopback Interface


Verify that the firewall filter filter_bgp179 is applied to the IPv4 input traffic at logical interface lo0.0.


Use the show interfaces statistics operational mode command for logical interface lo0.0, and include the detail option. Under the Protocol inet section of the command output section, the Input Filters field displays the name of the stateless firewall filter applied to the logical interface in the input direction.