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How can I install Maxdata Geo IP light on my Ubuntu Server?

asked 2023-04-03 23:10:31 +0000

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answered 2023-04-03 23:11:53 +0000

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MaxMind GeoIP Lite (also known as GeoLite2) is a popular free database for IP geolocation. To install and use MaxMind GeoLite2 on your Ubuntu server, follow these steps:

Update your package lists:

sudo apt-get update

Install necessary dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libmaxminddb0 libmaxminddb-dev mmdb-bin

Download the latest GeoLite2 databases (City and Country):

wget https:// download.maxmind.com/app/geoip_download?edition_id=GeoLite2-City&license_key=YOUR_LICENSE_KEY&suffix=tar.gz -O GeoLite2-City.tar.gz
wget https:// download.maxmind.com/app/geoip_download?edition_id=GeoLite2-Country&license_key=YOUR_LICENSE_KEY&suffix=tar.gz -O GeoLite2-Country.tar.gz

Replace YOURLICENSEKEY with your actual MaxMind license key. You can obtain a free license key by signing up for an account at https://www.maxmind.com/en/geolite2/sig….

tar -xvzf GeoLite2-City.tar.gz
tar -xvzf GeoLite2-Country.tar.gz

Create a directory to store the database files and move the extracted .mmdb files to the new directory:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/GeoIP
sudo mv GeoLite2-City_*/GeoLite2-City.mmdb /usr/share/GeoIP/
sudo mv GeoLite2-Country_*/GeoLite2-Country.mmdb /usr/share/GeoIP/

Clean up the downloaded and extracted files:

rm -rf GeoLite2-City_*
rm -rf GeoLite2-Country_*
rm GeoLite2-City.tar.gz
rm GeoLite2-Country.tar.gz

Now, the MaxMind GeoIP Lite databases are installed on your Ubuntu server, and you can use them with applications that support the MaxMind GeoIP API.

For example, you can use the mmdblookup utility to look up an IP address:

mmdblookup --file /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoLite2-City.mmdb --ip 8.8.8.8
Replace 8.8.8.8 with the IP address you want to look up.

Remember to periodically update the GeoLite2 databases to ensure you have the latest IP geolocation information. You can automate this process using a cron job or systemd timer.

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