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Kea 1.0.0-beta2 Release Notes
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= Kea 1.0.0-beta2, 22 December 2015, Release Notes =

Welcome to the 1.0.0-beta2 release of Kea. Kea is an alternative DHCP
implementation being developed by Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
that features fully functional DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers and Dynamic
DNS updates. Both DHCP servers fully support server discovery,
address assignment, renewal, rebinding, release, DNS updates and host
reservation. The DHCPv6 server supports prefix delegation.

Kea 1.0.0-beta2 addresses a critical vulnerability in Kea 1.0.0-beta
which caused the DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers to crash as a result of
processing malformed packet from a client. This patch will be also
included in the Kea 1.0.0 final release.

Version 1.0.0-beta2 adds the following security fixes to Kea:
* It addresses issues with DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 servers described
  in CVE-2015-8373.

Version 1.0.0-beta adds the following features to Kea:
* The log message compiler binary has been renamed from "message"
  to "kea-msg-compiler".

== Important License Change in Kea 1.0.0 (final) ==
With the final release of Kea 1.0.0, ISC is planning to change the
open-source license under which it is distributed. Kea is currently
licensed under the ISC license, and with the release of version 1.0,
it will be licensed under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. The new
license is slightly more restrictive than the original ISC license.
If you are planning to redistribute Kea, please review the terms of
the new license. For more details about why we are making this change,
see the blog posting

A copy of the ISC license can be found here:

The MPL 2.0 license can be seen here:

An excellent FAQ about the MPL2.0 license is located at:

== Download ==
The kea-1.0.0-beta2 source may be downloaded from:

A PGP signature of the distribution is at:

The signature was generated with the ISC code signing key which is available at:

Kea provides detailed documentation, including installation instructions and
usage tutorials. In addition, all logging messages have unique documented
explanations. This documentation is included with the installation or via in HTML, plain text, or PDF formats. We also maintain
a public open source code tree and wiki pages with roadmap and issue tracking
at Limitations and known issues with this release of
Kea can be found at

We'd like users of this software to please let us know how it worked for you
and what operating system you tested on. Feel free to share your configuration
or use case. Also we would like to hear whether the documentation is adequate
and accurate (please open tickets for documentation omissions and errors).
We want to hear from you even if everything worked.

== Support ==
Professional support is available with the purchase of an annual support
subscription from ISC.

If you have any comments or questions about working with Kea, please share them
to the Kea Users List Bugs
and feature requests may be submitted via the ticket tracking system at:

== Changes ==
The following summarizes changes and important upgrade notes since the previous
release (1.0.0-beta).
(See the git history for more details and additional development.)

   1069. [bug] tomek
         Improved handling of incoming packets with invalid client-id and DUID.
         (Trac #4206, git 2c94f80e30abe53ae5b677762fc69e888c92e03f)

   1068. [func] marcin
         Renamed log message compiler binary from 'message' to 'kea-msg-compiler'.
         (Trac #4228, git bbeb5c776c39b9f4132f7f614720db75590ccef9)

Thank you again to everyone who assisted us in making this release possible.
If you would like to contribute to ISC to assist us in continuing to make
quality open source software, please visit our donations page at

We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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