kea‐dhcp‐ddns − DHCP−DDNS process in Kea

kea−dhcp−ddns [−v] [−V] [−W] [−d] [−cconfig−file]

     The kea−dhcp−ddns service process requests to update
DNS mapping based on DHCP lease change events. It runs as a
separate process that expects to receive Name Change
Requests from Kea DHCP servers.

     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
     DHCP−DDNS 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 socket
     is not opened.

     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

                             ‐2‐ 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 b10−dhcp−ddns process was first coded in May 2013
by Thomas Markwalder.

     Kea became a standalone server and the BIND10 framework
was removed. The DHCP−DDNS server binary was renamed to
kea−dhcp−ddns in July 2014. Kea 1.0.0 was released in
December 2015.

     kea‐dhcp4(8), kea‐dhcp6(8), kea‐ctrl‐agent(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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