KEA-DHCP4(8)                          Kea                         KEA-DHCP4(8)

       kea-dhcp4 - DHCPv4 server in Kea

       kea-dhcp4 [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-c config-file] [-t config-file]
                 [-p port-number]

       The kea-dhcp4 daemon provides the DHCPv4 server implementation.

       The arguments are as follows:

           Display the version.

           Display the extended version.

           Display the configuration report.

           Enable the debug mode with extra verbosity.

           Configuration file including the configuration for DHCPv4 server.
           It may also contain configuration entries for other Kea services.

           Check the configuration file and report 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.

           Port number (1-65535) on which the server listens. This is useful
           for testing purposes only.

       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 b10-dhcp4 daemon was first coded in November 2011 by Tomek

       In the mid 2014 Kea was decoupled from the BIND10 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-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 © 2011-2017 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")

ISC Kea 1.3.0                    Oct. 27, 2017                    KEA-DHCP4(8)