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       kea-dhcp4 - DHCPv4 server in Kea


       kea-dhcp4  [-v]  [-V]  [-W] [-d] [-c config-file] [-t config-file] [-p server-port-number]
       [-P client-port-number]


       The kea-dhcp4 daemon provides the DHCPv4 server implementation.


       The arguments are as follows:

       -v     Displays the version.

       -V     Displays the extended version.

       -W     Displays the configuration report.

       -d     Enables the debug mode with extra verbosity.

       -c config-file
              Specifies the configuration file with the configuration for the DHCPv4  server.  It
              may also contain configuration entries for other Kea services.

       -t config-file
              Checks  the  configuration  file and reports 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.

       -p server-port-number
              Specifies  the  server  port  number (1-65535) on which the server listens. This is
              useful for testing purposes only.

       -P client-port-number
              Specifies the client port number (1-65535) to which the server  responds.  This  is
              useful for testing purposes only.


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

       In mid-2014, Kea was decoupled from the BIND 10 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),  perfdhcp(8),
       kea-netconf(8), kea-lfc(8), Kea Administrator Reference Manual.


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