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In KIP-499, we decided to unify the connection name flag for the bootstrap servers. However, ReplicaVerificationTool was omitted. As long as this tool is included in the distribution, it can confuse the users.
This KIP proposes to the deprecated broker-list command-line argument in ReplicaVerificationTool, with introducing bootstrap-server.
ReplicaVerificationTool will have the '--bootstrap-server' command-line argument added.
Add a new command-line argument, '--bootstrap-server', will be added to ReplicaVerificationTool, with the same functionality of traditional '--broker-list'. Instead, '--broker-list' argument will be marked as deprecated.
If both parameters are given, '--bootstrap-server' gets the preference.
Compatibility, Deprecation, and Migration Plan