Upgrade GeoIP country database to GeoLite2
#2 Updated by IR4T4 almost 6 years ago
It’s not the time to do now. Currently I don’t see any advantages if we switch from 'GEOIP Legacy’ to 'GEOIP2’ ... it’s more the opposite see http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/whats-new-in-geoip2/
"Downloadable databases for GeoIP2 are not yet available."
- We would have IP data requests at runtime which would burdens a game server additionally.
Our current solution does it’s job - so why we should switch? Is there any missing feature?
#3 Updated by Radegast almost 6 years ago
That’s outdated news. GeoIPLite2 downloadable database has been made available since then and it has a stable API. You can find it at the link in the ticket.
We could use the city db to announce which part of the country a user has connected from. It would be particularly useful on servers where one nation has the majority of players. It’s also actively updated while the old version receives updates from time to time, but it won’t do indefinitely.
GeoIP Legacy update has stopped being updated in March 2018, and will be removed from Maxmind website on January 2, 219 (tomorrow).
Updated versions of the GeoLite Legacy databases are now only available to redistribution license customers, although anyone can continue to download the March 2018 GeoLite Legacy builds. Starting January 2, 2019, the last build will be removed from our website. GeoLite Legacy database users will need to switch to the GeoLite2 or commercial GeoIP databases and update their integrations by January 2, 2019.
This is the version we’re currently using. We have a copy of it on our own server, but we need to upgrade to GeoLite2 as data will increasingle become inaccurate with time.
The API code is quite different, as the format of GeoLite2 is radically different from GeoIP Legacy.