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Specify how long the Ethernet switching interfaces remain in a disabled state because of MAC limiting, MAC move limiting, or storm control errors.


If you modify the timeout value of an existing disable timeout setting, the new timeout value does not impact the timing of restoration to service of currently disabled interfaces that have been configured for automatic recovery. The new timeout value is applied only during the next occurrence of a port error.

You can bring up the currently disabled interfaces by running the operational command clear ethernet-switching port-error.


The disable timeout is not enabled.


timeout—Time, in seconds, that the disabled state remains in effect. The disabled interface is automatically restored to service when the specified timeout value is reached.

  • Range: 10 through 3600 seconds

Required Privilege Level

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.6.