GEOIPLOOKUP(1) General Commands Manual GEOIPLOOKUP(1)

geoiplookup - look up country using IP Address or hostname

geoiplookup [-d directory] [-f filename] [-v] <ipaddress|hostname>

geoiplookup uses the GeoIP library and database to find the Country that an IP address or hostname originates from.

For example


will find the Country that originates from, in the following format:

NL, Netherlands

Specify a custom path to a single GeoIP datafile.
Specify a custom directory containing GeoIP datafile(s). By default geoiplookup looks in /usr/share/GeoIP
Lists the date and build number for the GeoIP datafile(s).

Written by T.J. Mather

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geoipupdate(1), nslookup(1).

2 Jan 2007 4th Berkeley Distribution