Package: geoip2-database (1.18+adr1~jessie)

GeoLite2 binary database (downloader)

GeoIP2 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.

This package contains a script that downloads the latest version of the binary flavor of the four MaxMind GeoLite2 databases (Country and City).

These databases simply contain IP blocks as keys, and countries/cities as values, which should be more complete and accurate than using reverse DNS lookups.

The MaxMind database itself is made available under a DFSG-compatible license. However, it is distributed directly in binary format and the source code for generating it is not provided.

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