kea-dhcp4 [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-c config-file] [-t config-file] [-p server-port-number] [-P client-port-number]
The kea-dhcp4 daemon provides the DHCPv4 server implementation.
The arguments are as follows:
Displays the version.
Displays the extended version.
Displays the configuration report.
Enables the debug mode with extra verbosity.
- -c config-file
Specifies the configuration file with the configuration for the DHCPv4 server. It may also contain configuration entries for other Kea services.
- -t config-file
Checks the configuration file and reports the first error, if any. Note that not all parameters are completely checked; in particular, service and control channel sockets are not opened, and hook libraries are not loaded.
- -T config-file
Checks the configuration file and reports the first error, if any. It performs extra checks beyond what -t offers, such as establishing database connections (for the lease backend, host reservations backend, configuration backend, and forensic logging backend), loading hook libraries, parsing hook-library configurations, etc. It does not open UNIX or TCP/UDP sockets, nor does it open or rotate files, as any of these actions could interfere with a running process on the same machine.
- -p server-port-number
Specifies the server port number (1-65535) on which the server listens. This is useful for testing purposes only.
- -P client-port-number
Specifies the client port number (1-65535) to which the server responds. This is useful for testing purposes only.
Kea comes with an extensive Kea Administrator Reference Manual that covers all aspects of running the Kea software - compilation, installation, configuration, configuration examples, and much more. Kea also features a Kea Messages Manual, which lists all possible messages Kea can print with a brief description for each of them. Both documents are available in various formats (.txt, .html, .pdf) with the Kea distribution. The Kea documentation is available at https://kea.readthedocs.io.
Kea source code is documented in the Kea Developer's Guide, available at https://reports.kea.isc.org/dev_guide/.
The Kea project website is available at https://kea.isc.org.
Mailing Lists and Support
There are two public mailing lists available for the Kea project. kea-users (kea-users at lists.isc.org) is intended for Kea users, while kea-dev (kea-dev at lists.isc.org) is intended for Kea developers, prospective contributors, and other advanced users. Both lists are available at https://lists.isc.org. The community provides best-effort support on both of those lists.
ISC provides professional support for Kea services. See https://www.isc.org/kea/ for details.
The b10-dhcp4 daemon was first coded in November 2011 by Tomek Mrugalski.
In mid-2014, Kea was decoupled from the BIND 10 framework and became a standalone DHCP server. The DHCPv4 server binary was renamed to kea-dhcp4. Kea 1.0.0 was released in December 2015.
kea-dhcp6(8), kea-dhcp-ddns(8), kea-ctrl-agent(8), kea-admin(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(8), kea-netconf(8), kea-lfc(8), Kea Administrator Reference Manual.
Internet Systems Consortium
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kea-admin(8), keactrl(8), kea-ctrl-agent(8), kea-dhcp6(8), kea-dhcp-ddns(8), kea-lfc(8), keama(8), kea-netconf(8), kea-shell(8), perfdhcp(8).