Geoip database update

Jared Mauch jared at
Sat Dec 17 17:54:26 UTC 2022

I've been waiting for some updates since September, there are good and reputable geoIP services that accept updates and those that refuse to acknowledge issues or have no way to update. 

Some of the financial institutions and government agencies are examples of bad consumers of them, but it's not limited to them. 

If you run a service or engage in geo blocking because of licensing or something else, provide an internal escalation path for the customer to have you contact the ISP, or compare the data with published Geofeeds or similar. 

The issue is even with ARIN 4.10 space that was previously unused. 

- Jared

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> On Dec 17, 2022, at 12:42 PM, Norman Jester <nj at> wrote:
> I have found that to be impossible.
> There are a few geoip databases but they all tend to operate the same, with specific update periods. I’ve been on the phone with maxmind etc and they simply have no way to help and say we must wait. It’s really sad how they control so much important data yet care not about the impact their control has when they are wrong.
> Norman Jester
>> On Dec 17, 2022, at 9:31 AM, Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at> wrote:
>> Hi
>> Is there a way to force update/flush geoip database faster than 30 days?
>> I am trying to help a customer resolve some issues due to geoip.
>> Thanks in advance
>> -- 
>> Mehmet
>> +1-424-298-1903

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