Support » Plugin: Slimstat Analytics » Is it necessary to update geoip database?

  • Resolved fijisunshine

    (@fijisunshine)


    Great plugin!

    I’m using the plugin with Geolocation Precision set to “City”. Is it necessary for me to update the geoip database periodically so that I’m always getting the latest physical locations for the IP address?

    Or does the plugin use a remote geoip database that isn’t local to my server?

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Hi @fijisunshine

    Slimstat takes care of downloading the latest version of the database periodically, no user action is needed. It does NOT uses a remote geoip service, because 1) it would send millions of daily requests to that service from all around the world (what service would do that for free with no clear business model? hehe) 2) it would add a delay to the tracker, since it would need to wait for the remote service to geolocate each IP, 3) some providers might block this traffic and consider it spam or DDoS attempt.

    I hope this helps,
    Jason

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