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A non-DNS IP-to-country resolver library

GeoIP is a C library that enables the user to find the country that any IP address or hostname originates from. It uses a file based database.

This database simply contains IP blocks as keys, and countries as values and it should be more complete and accurate than using reverse DNS lookups.

This package contains the shared library.

Package version:1.4.6.dfsg-12~bpo40+1


geoip for Debian

The library comes with a free country database which does not contain all
the information that can be accessible via the GeoIP API. To find other
database editions, please visit (all of them except
for the one included in the package require you to purchase a license from

If you have obtained the license, you must copy the /etc/G


In the dfsg version, the following file has been changed, because
it has a non dfsg-free copyright statement:

  - data/GeoIP.dat

I removed with the following sed line the non-free copyright statement:
$ sed 's/ All Rights Reserved//' -i data/GeoIP.dat

I asked in an email the upstream author for permissions to change this
non-free copyright statement, here is the full email conversation with


				GeoIP 1.4.6

*** Experimental IPv6 notice ***

- the experimental IPv6 part of libGeoIP may change in the future.
- It is possible, that geoiplookup and geoiplookup6 will merged.


The new perl script is a drop in replacement for
geoipupdate. Useful, if you like to customize, pre or postprocess new or
old databases. To archive the databases or signal


geoip (1.4.6.dfsg-12~bpo40+1) etch-backports; urgency=low

  * Rebuild for etch-backports.

 -- Patr


1.4.6	2009-02-25
	* Fix geoipupdate's my_printf function ( Boris Zentner )
	* Fix typo in apps/geoip


Rutger Okhuizen 7/31/2006

Implement waiting algorithm for GEOIP_CHECK_CACHE,
so stat is called on e


T.J. Mather <>


This package was debianized by Marek Habersack <> on
Mon, 11 Nov 2002 19:25:35 +01

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