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GEOIPUPDATE(1)									   GEOIPUPDATE(1)

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 run-
       ning 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/local/share/GeoIP

       -f     Specifies  the  configuration  file  that  contains  the	license key.  Defaults to
	      /usr/local/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

RETURN CODES
       geoipupdate returns 0 on success, 1 on error.

FILES
       /usr/local/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 (C) 2006 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)

4th Berkeley Distribution		   14 May 2006				   GEOIPUPDATE(1)
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