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Introducing IP2Location Beta Release of IP Geolocation Lookup in Alpine Linux
IP2Location deploys IP Geolocation library into Alpine Linux which makes it easy to find the geographical location of an IP address
Alpine Linux is a lightweight distribution, with a small memory footprint and minimal requirements for disk space. This makes it ideal for running in resource-constrained environments, such as embedded systems or containers.
IP geolocation lookup provides valuable insights into the geographical location of website visitors or users and this information can be useful in a variety of applications to improve personalization, advertising, network security, and fraud prevention.
This IP2Location Library is a C library that enables the user to determine the country, region, city, latitude, longitude, ZIP code, time zone, ISP, domain name, connection type, area code, weather, mobile network, elevation, usage type, address type and category by IP address or hostname originates from.
Before installing IP2Location library, you should download the IP2Location BIN format database which will be used with the library. Once you have downloaded the IP2Location IP geolocation database, you can install the library next. You can use IP2Location LITE which is providing free databases or if you are looking for comprehensive and higher accuracy database, you may consider the commercial one at https://www.ip2location.com/#
We have published a tutorial at https://blog.ip2location.com/
To install IP2Location library directly from Linux Alpine repository, it is pretty much easy and straight forward. You can use the command below.
apk add ip2location --repository=
Now, you are ready to perform the geolocation lookup for the specified IP address.
IP2Location Library in Alpine Linux: https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/
IP2Location has been offering IP geolocation services since 2002. It allows businesses to pinpoint the location of Internet customers and visitors by IP address. IP2Location is one of the global leaders of geolocation service with thousands of customers including Fortune 500 companies. IP2Location offers different types of products like databases, web services and so on. IP2Location is a geo IP solution to identify country, region, city, latitude & longitude, ZIP code, time zone, connection speed, ISP, domain name, IDD code, area code, weather station data, mobile carrier information, MNC, MCC, Advertising Category and much more.