geoipupdate - GeoIP2, GeoLite2, and GeoIP Legacy Update Program
geoipupdate [-Vvh] [-f CONFIG_FILE] [-d TARGET_DIRECTORY]
geoipupdate automatically updates GeoIP2, GeoLite2, and GeoIP Legacy databases.
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
If you are using a firewall, you must have the DNS and HTTPS ports
- Install databases to a custom directory. This is optional. If provided, it
overrides any DatabaseDirectory set in the configuration file.
- The configuration file to use. See GeoIP.conf and its documentation for
more information. This is optional. It defaults to CONFFILE.
- Display help and exit.
- Show a stack trace on any error message. This is primarily useful for
- Display version information and exit.
geoipupdate returns 0 on success and 1 on error.
Typically you should run geoipupdate weekly. On most Unix-like systems, this can
be achieved by using cron. Below is a sample crontab file that runs
geoipupdate on each Wednesday at noon:
- Enable verbose mode. Prints out the steps that geoipupdate takes.
# top of crontab
0 12 * * 3 geoipupdate
# end of crontab
To use with a proxy server, update your GeoIP.conf file as
specified in the GeoIP.conf man page or set the http_proxy environment
Report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by William Storey.
This software is Copyright © 2018-2022 by MaxMind, Inc.
This is free software, licensed under the Apache License, Version
2.0 or the MIT License, at your option.
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