mmdb-server is an open source fast API server to lookup IP addresses for their geographic location.
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README.md

mmdb-server

mmdb-server is an open source fast API server to lookup IP addresses for their geographic location, AS number. The server can be used with any MaxMind DB File Format or file in the same format.

mmdb-server includes a free and open GeoOpen-Country database for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. The file GeoOpen-Country and GeoOpen-Country-ASN are generated on a regular basis from AS announces and their respective whois records.

Installation

Python 3.10+ is required to run the mmdb-server with poetry.

  • curl -sSL https://install.python-poetry.org | python3 -
  • Log out and Log in again
  • poetry install
  • cp ./etc/server.conf.sample ./etc/server.conf
  • cd ./db; bash update.sh; cd .. (to get the latest version of the GeoOpen database)
  • poetry run serve

Usage

Lookup of an IP address

curl -s http://127.0.0.1:8000/geolookup/188.65.220.25 | jq .

[
  {
    "country": {
      "iso_code": "BE"
    },
    "meta": {
      "description": {
        "en": "Geo Open MMDB database - https://github.com/adulau/mmdb-server"
      },
      "build_db": "2022-02-05 11:37:33",
      "db_source": "GeoOpen-Country",
      "nb_nodes": 1159974
    },
    "ip": "188.65.220.25",
    "country_info": {
      "Country": "Belgium",
      "Alpha-2 code": "BE",
      "Alpha-3 code": "BEL",
      "Numeric code": "56",
      "Latitude (average)": "50.8333",
      "Longitude (average)": "4"
    }
  },
  {
    "country": {
      "iso_code": "BE",
      "AutonomousSystemNumber": "49677",
      "AutonomousSystemOrganization": "MAEHDROS-AS"
    },
    "meta": {
      "description": {
        "en": "Geo Open MMDB database - https://github.com/adulau/mmdb-server"
      },
      "build_db": "2022-02-06 10:30:25",
      "db_source": "GeoOpen-Country-ASN",
      "nb_nodes": 1159815
    },
    "ip": "188.65.220.25",
    "country_info": {
      "Country": "Belgium",
      "Alpha-2 code": "BE",
      "Alpha-3 code": "BEL",
      "Numeric code": "56",
      "Latitude (average)": "50.8333",
      "Longitude (average)": "4"
    }
  }
]

$ curl -s http://127.0.0.1:8000/geolookup/2a02:21d0::68:69:25 | jq .

[
  {
    "country": {
      "iso_code": "BE"
    },
    "meta": {
      "description": {
        "en": "Geo Open MMDB database - https://github.com/adulau/mmdb-server"
      },
      "build_db": "2022-02-05 11:37:33",
      "db_source": "GeoOpen-Country",
      "nb_nodes": 1159974
    },
    "ip": "2a02:21d0::68:69:25",
    "country_info": {
      "Country": "Belgium",
      "Alpha-2 code": "BE",
      "Alpha-3 code": "BEL",
      "Numeric code": "56",
      "Latitude (average)": "50.8333",
      "Longitude (average)": "4"
    }
  },
  {
    "country": {
      "iso_code": "BE",
      "AutonomousSystemNumber": "49677",
      "AutonomousSystemOrganization": "MAEHDROS-AS"
    },
    "meta": {
      "description": {
        "en": "Geo Open MMDB database - https://github.com/adulau/mmdb-server"
      },
      "build_db": "2022-02-06 10:30:25",
      "db_source": "GeoOpen-Country-ASN",
      "nb_nodes": 1159815
    },
    "ip": "2a02:21d0::68:69:25",
    "country_info": {
      "Country": "Belgium",
      "Alpha-2 code": "BE",
      "Alpha-3 code": "BEL",
      "Numeric code": "56",
      "Latitude (average)": "50.8333",
      "Longitude (average)": "4"
    }
  }
]

Output format

The output format is an array of JSON object (to support the ability to serve multiple geo location database). Each JSON object of the JSON array includes a meta, country, ip and country_info fields. The country give the geographic location of the IP address queried. The meta field includes the origin of the MMDB database which the the metadata. ip returns the queried IP address. country_info gives additional information about the country such as Country, Alpha-2 code, Alpha-3 code, Numeric code, Latitude and Longitude (average centric value).

Public online version of mmdb-server

License

    Copyright (C) 2022 Alexandre Dulaunoy 

    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
    it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by
    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
    (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
    GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License
    along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.