KEA-SHELL(8)                          Kea                         KEA-SHELL(8)

       kea-shell - Text client for Control Agent process

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

       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 it sent of HTTP and a response is
       retrieved. That response is displayed out on the standard output.

       The arguments are as follows:

           Displays help regarding command line parameters.

           Display the version.

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

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

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

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

           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.

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

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

       kea-ctrl-agent(8), kea-dhcp4(8), kea-dhcp6(8), kea-dhcp-ddns(8), kea-
       admin(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(8), kea-lfc(8), Kea Administrator's

       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 © 2017 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")

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