How to use MaxMind's GeoIP database
Up until December 30th 2019 Maxmind offered the GeoIP-country database via a public URL. But after California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) it decided to change its distribution strategy. More details here.
Now, in order to automatically download and use the GeoIP-country database with qBittorrent, you have to create a free account with MaxMind and get a free license key. This is available from v4.2.2 onwards.
If you enable
Resolve peer countries (GeoIP) in the Advanced Settings you have 2 options:
- You can put your license key in
GeoIP license keyand have qbittorrent automatically download the database on a monthly period
- Or you can leave the license key field empty and provide your own database file. You may have obtained the file from other links/sources. The database filename must be
GeoLite2-Country.mmdband it must be placed under the
GeoIPfolder located in the same folder where