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Announcements => Announcements => Topic started by: TerryF on January 29, 2020, 07:42:35 AM

Title: Smeserver-GeoIP
Post by: TerryF on January 29, 2020, 07:42:35 AM
It has been mentioned a number of times that the old Maxmind V1 DBs were going to be withdrawn. They have not been maintained for several months. At this point you are likely to get errors that geoipupdate cannot find the databases. Although they can still be used, reliability of the data will continue to fall.

In early 2019 we updated the smeserver-geoip contrib to use the new v2 databases, however changes have been made by Maxmind regarding usage and updating those databases, see below

From MAXMIND site :
"Due to upcoming data privacy regulations, we are making significant changes to how you access free GeoLite2 databases starting December 30, 2019. Learn more on our blog." https://blog.maxmind.com/2019/12/18/significant-changes-to-accessing-and-using-geolite2-databases/

Starting December 30, 2019, we will be requiring users of our GeoLite2 databases to register for a MaxMind account and obtain a license key in order to download GeoLite2 databases. We will continue to offer the GeoLite2 databases without charge, and with the ability to redistribute with proper attribution and in compliance with privacy regulations. In addition, we are introducing a new end-user license agreement to govern your use of the GeoLite2 databases. Previously, GeoLite2 databases were accessible for download to the public on our developer website and were licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Starting December 30, 2019, downloads will no longer be served from our public GeoLite2 page, from geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/*, or from any other public URL.

https://wiki.contribs.org/GeoIP has details of those changes, how and where to register and the changes to the contrib so as to use AccountID and Licence Keys to access V2 databases.

You can choose not to register and only get updates every 2 months with rpms build by epel. We push those rpms on the smecontribs repo. However, if you want more regular updates you need to follow the wiki to register and set the obtained values.