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       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
       Kea documentation is available at .

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

       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


       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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