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arp policer


Hierarchy Level


Apply a policer to an interface. Configure policer rate limits and actions. The traffic to the Routing Engine is controlled by applying the policer on ARP. This prevents network congestion caused by broadcast storms.

A policer applies two types of rate limits on traffic:

  • Bandwidth—The number of bits per second permitted, on average

  • Maximum burst size—The maximum size permitted for bursts of data that exceed the given bandwidth limit



Policer name.


Policer is filter-specific.


Policer is a logical interface policer.


Policer is a physical interface policer.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 18.4R1.