GeoIP dependency on GeoIP Legacy databases?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Feb 1 14:41:03 UTC 2019


On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 04:34:58PM -0500, Thomas Ward wrote:

> A bug report originated on Debian [1] about the GeoIP module that's
> shipped with NGINX's source code.
> It makes note that the GeoIP database in Legacy format is not available,
> deprecated in 2018 and discontinued as of 2019.  This means that
> non-paying customers can't get the database files.  [2]
> Does this impact the geoip module shipped with NGINX as the Legacy
> databases are no longer available and discontinued?  If so, does NGINX
> have a timeline to replace this or provide alternate mechanisms?

Obviously enough, there are no plans to remove the geoip module, 
as legacy databases are still available to paying customers.

Likely at some point the geoip module will be adapted to work with 
new databases as well, though there are no certain plans yet.

Note well that there is the geo module, and databases in the CSV 
format can be easily converted to the format understood by the geo 

Maxim Dounin

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