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geoip

Section: Version 0.2 (3) Updated: April 2007
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NAME

geoip - A Tcl extension for geographic or organisational lookup of IP addresses and hostnames.  

SYNOPSIS

geoip open [-type TYPE ] [-flags FLAG ]
geoip open [-file PATH ] [-flags FLAG ]
geoip [COMMAND]
geoip [QUERY] arg1  

DESCRIPTION

This Tcl extension encapsulates most of GeoIP C API functions into tcl commands.  

OPEN OPTIONS

open takes either a file path and a set of flags, or a type and a set of flags. Supported types and flags are described below.
TYPE
Looks under the standard installation share directory, eg /usr/local/share/GeoIP/ for a GeoIP database according to type.
PATH
Absolute/relative path to GeoIP database.
FLAG
Flags seperated by ':', eg memory_cache:memory_check
 

COMMAND

Individual singular commands can be one of:
close
Close the currently open database.
db_info
Get information about the current database.
db_edition
Returns edition of opened database.
db_avail
Test the availability of databases in your system in known locations. e.g db_avail country_edition
 

QUERY

Commands that query the database. All commands return N/A if a result cannot be found. If none already open, a command will attempt to open a suitable database. country commands will open a country_edition database. region commands will open a region_edition_rev1 one. name commands will open an org_edition one, and the record_edition will open a city_edition_rev1 database. The commands are:
country_code_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns the ISO-3166-1 Alpha-2 code of the country.
country_code3_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns the ISO-3166-1 Alpha-3 code the country.
country_code_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the ISO-3166-1 Alpha-2 code the country.
country_code3_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the ISO-3166-1 Alpha-3 code the country.
country_name_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns the country name.
country_name_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the country name.
name_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns the organisation name (or ISP/ASnum according to the opened database)
name_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the organisation name.
region_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns these region attributes as in an associative array: country, region
region_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the region attributes.
record_by_addr
Takes an IP address and returns these record attributes as in an associative array: code, code3, region, country, city, postcode, latitude, longitude, dma(dma code), and area (area code)
record_by_name
Takes a hostname and returns the record attributes.
 

TYPES

Relevant types of databases are: country_edition, org_edition, isp_edition, city_edition_rev1, region_edition_rev1, geoip_asnum_edition. "open -type" will accept their unambiguous abbreviations.  

FLAGS

Valid flags are: standard, memory_cache, check_cache, index_cache.  

FILES

./share/GeoIP.dat
GeoIP country_edition database.
./share/GeoIPOrg.dat
GeoIP org_edition database.
./share/GeoIPCity.dat
GeoIP region_city_rev1 database.
./share/GeoIPRegion.dat
GeoIP region_edition_rev1 database.
./share/GeoIPASNum.dat
GeoIP asnum_edition database.
 

BUGS

Please report to author.  

AUTHOR

Djihed Afifi <djihed@gmail.com>.  

SEE ALSO

GeoIP C API documentation <www.maxmind.com>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPEN OPTIONS
COMMAND
QUERY
TYPES
FLAGS
FILES
BUGS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

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