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Re: CVS commit: wip/GeoIP

On 8/24/09 5:02 PM, OBATA Akio wrote:
> What do you intend to do over net/GeoIP?
> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 05:38:42 +0900, Mike Bowie 
> <> wrote:
>> Module name: wip
>> Committed by:        mbowie
>> Date:                Mon Aug 24 20:38:27 UTC 2009
>> Import into wip/GeoIP
>> Log Message:
>> Import GeoIP-1.4.6 as wip/GeoIP.
>> 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
>> that is accurate as of March 2002.  This database simply contains IP blocks
>> as keys, and countries as values.  This database should be more complete and
>> accurate than using reverse DNS lookups.

We use it for a number of systems to offer (loose) location related
details based on a given IP.

The company which provides the data has more specifics on what's
available.  (  They have a number of different
packages available... including free; albeit slightly dated.



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