NAME


geoipupdate - a program for updating the MaxMind GeoIP databases

SYNOPSIS


geoipupdate [-v] [-f licensefile]

DESCRIPTION


geoipupdate automatically updates the GeoIP database for GeoIP subscribers. It connects to the MaxMind GeoIP Update server and checks for an updated database. If it finds an updated database, then it downloads it, uncompresses it, and installs it. If you are running a firewall, it requires that the DNS and HTTP (80) ports be open.

For example

geoipupdate -v

Performs the update in verbose mode.

OPTIONS


-v Verbose mode, prints out the steps that geoipupdate takes.
-d Specify a custom directory target to install the GeoIP datafile(s). By default geoipupdate installs to /var/lib/GeoIP
-f Specifies the configuration file that contains the license key. Defaults to /etc/GeoIP.conf

USAGE


Typically you’ll want to write a weekly crontab that will run geoipupdate. Below is a sample crontab that runs geoipupdate on each Wednesday at noon:

# top of crontab

MAILTO=your@email.com

0 12 * * 3 BIN_DIR/geoipupdate

# end of crontab

RETURN CODES


geoipupdate returns 0 on success, 1 on error.

FILES


/etc/GeoIP.conf

Configuration file for GeoIP, should contain license key.

AUTHOR


Written by T.J. Mather

REPORTING BUGS


Report bugs to <support@maxmind.com>

COPYRIGHT


Copyright 2006 MaxMind LLC

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO


Visit <http://www.maxmind.com/app/products> to sign up for a GeoIP subscription.

geoiplookup(1), crontab(5)

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