configure msdp peer ttl-threshold

configure msdp peer [remoteaddr | all] ttl-threshold ttl {vr vrname}


Configures the limit to which multicast data packets are sent in SA messages to an MSDP peer. If the time-to-live (TTL) in the IP header of an encapsulated data packet exceeds the TTL threshold configured, encapsulated data is not forwarded to MSDP peers.

Syntax Description

remoteaddr Specifies the IP address of the MSDP peer on which to configure a TTL threshold.
all Specifies all MSDP peers.
ttl Specifies the TTL value. The range is 0–255. To restore the default value, enter a TTL value of 0 (zero).
vrname Specifies the name of the virtual router to which this command applies. If a name is not specified, it is extracted from the current CLI context.


The default value is zero, meaning all multicast data packets are forwarded to the peer regardless of the TTL value in the IP header of the encapsulated data packet.

Usage Guidelines

This command allows you to configure a TTL value to limit multicast data traffic.


The following example configures a TTL threshold of 5:

configure msdp peer ttl-threshold 5


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms that support the appropriate license. For complete information about software licensing, including how to obtain and upgrade your license and which licenses support the MSDP feature, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.