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look up country using IP Address or hostname


geouplookup6 [-d directory] [-f filename] [-v] <ipaddress|hostname>


geouplookup6 uses the GeoIP library and database to find the Country that an IP address or hostname originates from. You must install a database suitable for geoiplookup6. IE: GeoIPv6.dat

For example:

geouplookup6 2001:4860:0:1001::68

geoiplookup6 ipv6.google.com

will find the Country that 2001:4860:0:1001::68 originates from, in the following format:

US, United States



Specify a custom path to a single GeoIP datafile.


Specify a custom directory containing GeoIP datafile(s).  By default geouplookup6 looks in /usr/share/GeoIP


Lists the date and build number for the GeoIP datafile(s).


Written by T.J. Mather

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <support@maxmind.com>

See Also

geoipupdate(1), nslookup(1).


28 Oct 2008