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       kea-lfc - Lease File Cleanup process in Kea


       kea-lfc [-4|-6] [-c config-file] [-p pid-file] [-x previous-file] [-i copy-file]
               [-o output-file] [-f finish-file] [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-h]


       The kea-lfc service process removes redundant information from the files used to provide
       persistent storage for the memfile data base backend. The service is written to run as a
       stand alone process. While it can be started externally, there is usually no need to do
       this. It will be run on a periodic basis by the Kea DHCP servers.


       The arguments are as follows:

           Verbose mode sets the logging level to debug. This is primarily for development
           purposes in stand-alone mode.

           version causes the version stamp to be printed.

           Version causes a longer form of the version stamp to be printed.

           Display the configuration report.

           Help causes the usage string to be printed.

       -4 | -6
           The protocol version of the lease files, must be one of 4 or 6.

           Configuration file including the configuration for kea-lfc process. It may also
           contain configuration entries for other Kea services. Currently kea-lfc gets all of
           its arguments from the command line, in the future it will be extended to get some
           arguments from the config file.

           PID file - When the kea-lfc process starts it attempts to determine if another
           instance of the process is already running by examining the pid file. If one is
           already running the new process is terminated. If one isn't running it writes its pid
           into the pid file.

           Previous or ex lease file - When kea-lfc starts this is the result of any previous run
           of kea-lfc. When kea-lfc finishes it is the result of this run. If kea-lfc is
           interrupted before completing, this file may not exist.

           Input or copy of lease file - Before the DHCP server invokes kea-lfc it will move the
           current lease file here and then call kea-lfc with this file.

           Output lease file - The temporary file kea-lfc should use to write the leases. Upon
           completion of writing this this file it will be moved to the finish file (see below).

           Finish or completion file - Another temporary file kea-lfc uses for bookkeeping. When
           kea-lfc completes writing the output file it moves it to this file name. After kea-lfc
           finishes deleting the other files (previous and input) it moves this file to previous
           lease file. By moving the files in this fashion the kea-lfc and the DHCP server
           processes can determine the correct file to use even if one of the processes was
           interrupted before completing its task.


       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-lfc process was first coded in January 2015 by the ISC Kea/DHCP team.


       kea-dhcp4(8), kea-dhcp6(8), kea-dhcp-ddns(8), kea-ctrl-agent(8), kea-admin(8), kea-
       netconf(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(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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