kea-shell man page

kea-shell ā€” Text client for Control Agent process

Synopsis

kea-shell [-h] [-v] [--host] [--port] [--path] [--timeout] [--service] [command]

Description

The kea-shell provides a REST client for the Kea Control Agent (CA). It takes command as a command-line parameter that is being sent to CA with proper JSON encapsulation. Optional arguments may be specified on the standard input. The request is sent via HTTP and a response is retrieved, displayed on the standard output.

Arguments

The arguments are as follows:

-h

Displays help regarding command-line parameters.

-v

Displays the version.

--host

Specifies the host to connect to. Control Agent must be running at the specified host. If not specified, 127.0.0.1 is used.

--port

Specifies the TCP port to connect to. Control Agent must be listening at the specified port. If not specified, 8000 is used.

--path

Specifies the path in the URL to connect to. If not specified, an empty path is used. As Control Agent listens at the empty path, this parameter is useful only with a reverse proxy.

--timeout

Specifies the connection timeout in seconds. If not specified, 10 (seconds) is used.

--service

Specifies the service that is the target of a command. If not specified, Control Agent will be targeted. May be used more than once to specify multiple targets.

command

Specifies the command to be sent to CA. If not specified, "list-commands" is used.

Documentation

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://kb.isc.org/docs/kea-administrator-reference-manual .

Kea source code is documented in the Kea Developer's Guide. Its online version is available at https://jenkins.isc.org/job/Kea_doc/doxygen/.

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.

History

The kea-shell was first coded in March 2017 by Tomek Mrugalski.

See Also

kea-dhcp4(8), kea-dhcp6(8), kea-dhcp-ddns(8), kea-ctrl-agent(8), kea-admin(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(8), kea-lfc(8), Kea Administrator Reference Manual.

Author

Internet Systems Consortium

Info

Sep 11, 2019 1.6.0 Kea