kea‐ctrl‐agent − Control Agent process in Kea

kea−ctrl−agent [−v] [−V] [−W] [−d] [−cconfig−file]

     The kea−ctrl−agent provides a REST service for
controlling Kea services. The received HTTP requests are
decapsulated and forwarded to the respective Kea services in
JSON format. Received JSON responses are encapsulated within
HTTP responses and returned to the controlling entity. Some
commands may be handled by the Control Agent directly, and
not forwarded to any Kea service.

     The arguments are as follows:

     Display the version.

     Display the extended version.

     Display the configuration report.

     Verbose mode sets the logging level to debug. This is
     primarily for development purposes in stand−alone mode.

     Configuration file including the configuration for the
     Control Agent server. It may also contain configuration
     entries for other Kea services.

     Check the syntax of the configuration file and report
     the first error if any. Note that not all parameters
     are completely checked, in particular, service and
     client sockets are not opened, and hook libraries are
     not loaded.

     Kea comes with an extensive Kea User's Guide
documentation that covers all aspects of running the Kea
software − compilation, installation, configuration,
configuration examples and many 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 typically available in various formats (txt,
html, pdf) with your Kea distribution. The Kea documentation


is available at−administrator−reference−manual .

     Kea source code is documented in the Kea Developer's
Guide. Its on−line version is available at

     Kea project website is available at:−projects/kea.

     There are two mailing lists available for Kea project.
kea−users (kea−users at is intended for Kea
users, while kea−dev (kea−dev at is intended
for Kea developers, prospective contributors and other
advanced users. Both lists are available at The community provides best effort
type of support on both of those lists.

     ISC provides professional support for Kea services. See for details.

     The kea−ctrl−agent was first coded in December 2016 by
Marcin Siodelski.

     kea‐dhcp4(8), kea‐dhcp6(8), kea‐dhcp‐ddns(8), kea‐
admin(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(8), kea‐lfc(8), Kea
Administrator's Guide.

     The Kea software has been written by a number of
engineers working for ISC: Tomek Mrugalski, Stephen Morris,
Marcin Siodelski, Thomas Markwalder, Francis Dupont, Jeremy
C. Reed, Wlodek Wencel and Shawn Routhier. That list is
roughly in the chronological order in which the authors made
their first contribution. For a complete list of authors and
contributors, see AUTHORS file.

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