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NAME

       geoipupdate - a program for updating the MaxMind GeoIP databases

SYNOPSIS

       geoipupdate [-v] [-f licensefile]

DESCRIPTION

       geoipupdate  automatically  updates the GeoIP database for GeoIP subscribers.  It connects
       to the MaxMind GeoIP Update server and checks for an updated database.   If  it  finds  an
       updated  database,  then  it  downloads  it, uncompresses it, and installs it.  If you are
       running a firewall, it requires that the DNS and HTTP (80) ports be open.

       For example

       geoipupdate -v

       Performs the update in verbose mode.

OPTIONS

       -v     Verbose mode, prints out the steps that geoipupdate takes.

       -d     Specify a custom directory target to install the  GeoIP  datafile(s).   By  default
              geoipupdate installs to /usr/share/GeoIP

       -f     Specifies  the  configuration  file  that  contains  the  license key.  Defaults to
              /etc/GeoIP.conf

USAGE

       Typically you'll want to write a weekly crontab that will run  geoipupdate.   Below  is  a
       sample crontab that runs geoipupdate on each Wednesday at noon:

              # top of crontab

              MAILTO=your@email.com

              0 12 * * 3 BIN_DIR/geoipupdate

              # end of crontab
       To use with a proxy server, set the http_proxy environment variable.  E.g.
              export http_proxy="http://proxy-hostname:port"

RETURN CODES

       geoipupdate returns 0 on success, 1 on error.

FILES

       /etc/GeoIP.conf

       Configuration file for GeoIP, should contain license key.

AUTHOR

       Written by T.J. Mather

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <support@maxmind.com>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2011 MaxMind LLC

       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO warranty; not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       Visit <http://www.maxmind.com/app/products> to sign up for a GeoIP subscription.

       geoiplookup(1), crontab(5)