Kea & IPv6 Tools

Useful, free, hosted or open source tools

These are a few of the Kea- and IPv6-related tools, websites, and books we have heard of. Please visit our DNS tools and DHCP tools pages if those are relevant to your needs.

Please note that it is your responsibility to check the licensing terms of any software you download. We have not tried all of these; many of them have simply been added on the suggestion of some of our users, so we can’t make any specific claims about suitability or quality.

We welcome notifications for additions, deletions, or broken links; please let us know if something we are linking to is inaccurate. Send any suggestions or corrections to web-request at isc dot org.

  • Anterius This is a graphical dashboard for Kea, based on a dashboard that was developed for ISC DHCP called “Glass.” Jerin John, a Google Summer of Code intern, developed this GUI tool during the summer of 2018.

  • Systemd Init Script In ISC’s gitlab you can find this contributed patch for systemd for use with Kea, developed by Rasmus Edgar Jørgensen. “Systemd handles the daemonization and actually seems to be a perfect fit for how Kea services behave atm.”

  • DHCPlb - Load Balancer Engineers at Facebook wrote this dhcpv4/v6 load balancer to use with the Kea DHCP server as an anycasted DHCP service.

  • Kea “Run Script” Hook - newer one This a hook for the Kea DHCP server that allows to run an external script at various points in the processing of DHCP requests and responses. From Zorun on Github.

  • Kea “Run Script” Hook This generic hook will call an external script at any/all of the hook points supported by Kea. Written by Baptiste Jonglez.

  • DHCP Probe DHCP Probe attempts to discover DHCP and BootP servers on a directly attached Ethernet network. A network administrator can use this tool to locate unauthorized DHCP and BootP servers.

  • ISC Forge This is an open source validation environment for fully automated validation of DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 protocols compliance using Python, Lettuce, and Scapy.

  • Kea Prometheus Exporter Exports Kea metrics in the Prometheus Exposition Format.

  • Kea “Show Leases” Script Supports Kea 1.1.

  • An excellent article posted on the Internet Society website, IPv6 Address Planning: Guidelines for IPv6 Address Allocation, by Tim Rooney

  • Simple on-line subnet calculator

  • IPv6 Address planner