rp-candidate hold-time


rp-candidate hold-time <TIME-VALUE>

no rp-candidate hold-time


Changes the hold-time a C-RP includes in its advertisements to the BSR.

Hold-time is included in the advertisements the C-RP periodically sends to the elected BSR for the domain. Also updates the BSR on how long to wait after the last advertisement from the reporting RP before assuming it has become unavailable.

The no form of this command removes the currently configured value and sets it to the default value 150 seconds.

Command context




Specifies the hold-time value in seconds to be sent in C-RP-Adv messages. Range: 30 to 250. Default: 150.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting and removing the candidate holdtime:

switch(config)# router pim
switch(config-pim)# rp-candidate hold-time 250
switch(config-pim)# no rp-candidate hold-time