GeoIP searches a GeoIP database for a given host or IP address, and returns information about the country where the IP address is allocated, and the city, ISP and other information, if you have that database version.
This release adds support for ASN data files, thanks to Roland Matiz
require 'geoip' GeoIP.new('GeoIP.dat').country("www.netscape.sk") => ["www.netscape.sk", "184.108.40.206", 196, "SK", "SVK", "Slovakia", "EU"] GeoIP.new('GeoIPASNum.dat').asn("www.fsb.ru") => ["AS8342", "RTComm.RU Autonomous System"]
You need at least the free GeoIP.dat, for which the last known download location is <www.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoIP.dat.gz>, or the city database from <www.maxmind.com/app/geolitecity>. The ASN database location is <geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/asnum/GeoIPASNum.dat.gz>.
This API requires the file to be decompressed for searching. Other versions of this database are available for purchase which contain more detailed information, but this information is not returned by this implementation. See www.maxmind.com for more information.
sudo gem install geoip
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