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GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy Update Program.

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NAME geoipupdate - GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy Update Program
SYNOPSIS geoipupdate [-Vvh] [-f license_file] [-d target_directory]
DESCRIPTION geoipupdate automatically updates GeoIP2 and GeoIP Legacy databases for 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 geoipupdate takes. -d Install databases to a custom directory. By default geoipupdate installs to /var/lib/GeoIP. -f Use an alternate configuration file. Defaults to /etc/GeoIP.conf.
USAGE Typically you should run geoipupdate weekly. One way to achieve this is to use cron. Below is a sample crontab file that runs geoipupdate on each Wednesday at noon: # top of crontab MAILTO=@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.conf man page or set the http_proxy environment variable.
RETURN CODES geoipupdate returns 0 on success and 1 on error.
FILES /etc/GeoIP.conf Configuration file for GeoIP Update. See the GeoIP.conf(5) man page for more inforā€ mation.
AUTHOR Written by T.J. Mather and Boris Zentner.
REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to <@maxmind.com>.
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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This manual Reference Other manuals
geoipupdate(1) referred by GeoIP.conf(5) | geoiplookup(1) | geoiplookup6(1) | update-geoip-database(8)
refer to crontab(5) | GeoIP.conf(5)