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What is IPFire Location?

IPFire Location can be used in firewalls or other threat detection software, load-balancers, online shops, websites, analytics & reporting tools and more to detect the originating country by IP address. We are proud that our software is faster than others by maintaining a smaller memory footprint which puts it first in performance.

Our daily updated database does not only have information about the originating country of all IPv6 and IPv4 addresses. It identifies the Autonomous System (AS) these IP addresses belong to, as well and more...

libloc is the C/C++ library that fires our location services and runs on *nix, Mac OS X and more. Integration into existing software is very easy and bindings for languages like Python and Perl are available.

Threat Detection

Location information is crucial to identify where an attacker is coming from.
Analyze your traffic for malicious autonomous systems and block the straight away with IPFire.

Load-Balancing

Redirect your users to the nearest data center to given them a better user experience with faster websites and faster downloads.

Online Visitors

Comply with legal requirements and show visitors the correct information depending on the country they are visiting from.

Open Source

libloc is free software and relies on support from the community. You can support us by helping to improve our database or with your donation.

Related News from the IPFire Blog

This is the official announcement for the release of IPFire 2.25 - Core Update 148 - an update I have personally been waiting for: We finally roll out replacing Maxmind's GeoIP database by our own improved implementation.

IPFire Location

As we have already pre-announced some time ago this side-project inside the IPFire Project is finally ready for prime time.

It comes with a new implementation to build, organise and access a highly optimised database packages with loads of helpful data for our firewall engines, as well as our analytics to analyse where attacks against the firewall are originating from.

With it, IPFire can block attackers from certain countries, or do the opposite - only permit access to certain servers from certain places. Combining rules with the rate-limiting feature allows to limit connections from certain locations which is very helpful for DoS attacks.

No new features have been added, but those that we had have been massively improved. The database is now being updated once a week which makes it more accurate and we no longer require complicated scripts to convert it into different formats to be used in different parts of the operating system.

Instead the database can be opened and ready extremely quickly which allows access in realtime making pages on the web user interface load significantly faster.

We hope that many other projects choose to use our implementation as well, since we have chosen a truly open license for the data as well as the library that works behind it.

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