KEA-CTRL-AGENT(8)                     Kea                    KEA-CTRL-AGENT(8)

       kea-ctrl-agent - Control Agent process in Kea

       kea-ctrl-agent [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-cconfig-file] [-tconfig-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 on-line version is available at

       Kea source code is documented in the Kea Developer's Guide. It's
       on-line version is available at Please follow
       Developer's Guide link.

       Kea project website is available at:

       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

       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.

       Copyright © 2016-2018 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")

ISC Kea 1.4.0-beta               May 18, 2018                KEA-CTRL-AGENT(8)