Maxmind geoip on debian lenny

Mapping ips to a country is often interesing. To enable this in Debian lenny:

aptitude install geoip-bin

To update the ip database daily, create a small script and make a symlink to it in /etc/cron.daily

#!/bin/sh                                                                                      
wget -q http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCountry/GeoIP.dat.gz -O - |gunzip > /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat.new && mv /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat.new /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat                                                                                                  

You can then look from which country an ip is with geoiplookup 1.2.3.4

See also the nice use of this in awstats!

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