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Manual Reference Pages  -  GEOIPUPDATE (1)

NAME

geoipupdate - GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy Update Program

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Usage
Return Codes
Files
Author
Copyright
More Information
See Also

SYNOPSIS

geoipupdate [-Vvh] [-f license_file] [-d target_directory]

DESCRIPTION

geoipupdateautomaticallyupdatesGeoIP2andGeoIPLegacydatabasesfor MaxMind customers. The program connects to the MaxMind GeoIP Update server to check for new databases. If a new database is available, the program will download and install it.

If you are using a firewall, you must have the DNS and HTTP(S) ports open.

OPTIONS

-V Display version information.
-v Enable verbose mode. Prints out the steps that geoipupdatetakes.
-d Install databases to a custom directory. By default geoipupdate installs to /usr/local/share/GeoIP.
-f Use an alternate configuration file. Defaults to /usr/local/etc/GeoIP.conf.

USAGE

Typically you should run geoipupdateweekly.Onewaytoachievethisistouse cron. Below is a sample crontab file that runs geoipupdateoneachWednesdayat noon:

# top of crontab

MAILTO=your@email.com

0 12 * * 3 BIN_DIR/geoipupdate

# end of crontab

To use with a proxy server, update your GeoIP.conf file as specified in the GeoIP.confmanpageorset the http_proxy environment variable.

RETURN CODES

geoipupdatereturns0onsuccessand1onerror.

FILES

/usr/local/etc/GeoIP.conf
  Configuration file for GeoIP Update. See the GeoIP.conf(5) man page for more information.

AUTHOR

Written by T.J. Mather and Boris Zentner.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <support@maxmind.com>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2013 MaxMind, Inc.

This is free software; see the LICENSEfileforcopyingconditions. There is NO WARRANTY, express or implied, including, but not limited to, NO IMPLIED WARRANTY of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit <https://www.maxmind.com/en/geolocation_landing> to learn more about the GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy databases or to sign up for a subscription.

SEE ALSO

GeoIP.conf(5), crontab(5)
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