genhash(1)                  General Commands Manual                 genhash(1)

       genhash - md5 hash generation tool for remote web pages

       genhash [options] [-s server-address] [-p port] [-u url]

       genhash is a tool used for generating md5sum hashes of remote web
       pages.  genhash can use HTTP or HTTPS to connect to the web page.  The
       output by this utility includes the HTTP header, page data, and the
       md5sum of the data.  This md5sum can then be used within the
       keepalived(8) program, for monitoring HTTP and HTTPS services.

       --use-ssl, -S
              Use SSL to connect to the server.

       --server <host>, -s
              Specify the ip address to connect to.

       --port <port>, -p
              Specify the port to connect to.

       --url <url>, -u
              Specify the path to the file you want to generate the hash of.

       --use-virtualhost <host>, -V
              Specify the virtual host to send along with the HTTP headers.

       --hash <alg>, -H
              Specify the hash algorithm to make a digest of the target page.
              Consult the help screen for list of available ones with a mark
              of the default one.

       --verbose, -v
              Be verbose with the output.

       --help, -h
              Display the program help screen and exit.

       --release, -r
              Display the release number (version) and exit.

       keepalived(8), keepalived.conf(5)

       genhash was written by Alexandre Cassen <>.

       This man page was contributed by Andres Salomon <>
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                   Feb 2004                         genhash(1)