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Hierarchy Level


Configure policer rate limits and actions. To activate a policer, you must include the policer action modifier in the then statement in a firewall filter term. Except for EX8200 switches, each policer that you configure includes an implicit counter. To obtain term-specific packet counts, configure a policer for each term in the filter that requires policing. For EX8200 switches, configure a policer and associate it with a global management counter using the counter option.


policer-name—Name that identifies the policer. The name can include letters, numbers, hyphens (-), and can contain up to 64 characters.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

firewall—To view this statement in the configuration.firewall-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Logical systems support introduced in Junos OS Release 9.3.