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kea-dhcp-ddns: DHCP-DDNS process in Kea


kea-dhcp-ddns - DHCP-DDNS process in Kea


kea-dhcp-ddns [-v] [-V] [-W] [-d] [-s]


The kea-dhcp-ddns service process requests to update DNS mapping based on DHCP lease change events. It runs as a separate process that expects to receive Name Change Requests from Kea DHCP servers.


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 DHCP-DDNS server. It may also contain configuration entries for other Kea services.


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 on-line version is available at

Kea source code is documented in the Kea Developer's Guide. It's on-line version is available at Please follow Developer's Guide link.

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 details.


The b10-dhcp-ddns process was first coded in May 2013 by Thomas Markwalder.

Kea became a standalone server and the BIND10 framework was removed. The DHCP-DDNS server binary was renamed to kea-dhcp-ddns in July 2014. Kea 1.0.0 was released in December 2015.


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.


Copyright © 2013-2016 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")


kea-dhcp4(8), kea-dhcp6(8), kea-admin(8), keactrl(8), perfdhcp(8), kea-lfc(8), Kea Administrator's Guide.