Announcing IPFire Location

Michael Tremer michael.tremer at ipfire.org
Fri Aug 7 10:20:04 UTC 2020


Hello Press,

today, I would like to announce that we are ready to launch IPFire Location - a database to determine people’s location on the Internet.

This database has been under development for a long time and will be the core of IPFire location blocking feature, which was formerly called “GeoIP filter”.

Please see the full announcement here:

  https://blog.ipfire.org/post/a-new-location-database-for-the-internet

It is going to replace Maxmind’s Database not only in IPFire, but many other software projects too, since we all have been sharing frustration and legal problems to use Maxmind’s database after some license change earlier this year. You can find more detail on this here:

  https://blog.ipfire.org/post/on-retiring-the-maxmind-geoip-database

Our database is free, easy to integrate into other software projects and adds some new features like determining the Autonomous System as well. This will make it a great building block for any piece of software that needs location information like threat-detection, online shops, load-balancers, etc.

The project’s home is https://location.ipfire.org/ where you can find a live demo, too.

It would be great if you could help us making people aware of this new project inside the IPFire Project so that we gain more users and can all - as a community - make this database even better.

Best,
-Michael


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