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       kea-ctrl-agent - Control Agent process in Kea


       kea-ctrl-agent [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-c config-file] [-t config-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:

       -v     Displays the version.

       -V     Displays the extended version.

       -W     Displays the configuration report.

       -d     Sets  the  logging  level  to  debug  with  extra  verbosity. This is primarily for
              development purposes in stand-alone mode.

       -c config-file
              Specifies the file with the configuration for the Control Agent server. It may also
              contain configuration entries for other Kea services.

       -t config-file
              Checks  the  syntax  of the configuration file and reports 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 Administrator Reference Manual that covers all aspects of
       running  the  Kea  software  -  compilation,  installation,  configuration,  configuration
       examples, and much 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
       available  in  various  formats  (.txt,  .html,  .pdf)  with the Kea distribution. The Kea
       documentation is available at

       Kea  source  code  is  documented   in   the   Kea   Developer's   Guide,   available   at

       The Kea project website is available at


       There  are two public mailing lists available for the 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  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 Reference Manual.


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