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       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


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

       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), kea-
       netconf(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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