Doing geolocation lookups in command line

Did you know that it’s possible to do your own geoip lookups from the linux command line?

You need to install the geoip-bin package in Ubuntu/Debian’s APT system:

sudo apt-get install geoip-bin

Then after which, lookups can be done as simply as:

$ geoiplookup 8.8.8.8
GeoIP Country Edition: US, United States

Note that the lookups are based on the GeoLite Country database.  For more detailed geoip lookups you will need to buy the better databases.

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