Monday, September 20, 2010

How to install GeoIP and mod_geoip2 on RHEL/Cent OS for apache

How to install GeoIP and mod_geoip2 on centos for apache
1) yum install GeoIP GeoIP-devel GeoIP-data zlib-devel
2) mkdir /usr/local/share/GeoIP
3) Download the latest Country and City database files from maxmind
cd /usr/local/share/GeoIP
gunzip GeoIP.dat.gz
gunzip GeoLiteCity.dat.gz
4) yum install httpd-devel apr-devel
5) wget
6) tar xvzf mod_geoip2_1.2.5.tar.gz && cd mod_geoip2_1.2.5
7) apxs -i -a -L/usr/lib64 -I/usr/include -lGeoIP -c mod_geoip.c
8) Enabling mod-geoip
Nothing’s going to work unless mod-geoip is enabled in your apache configuration. You’ll need the following lines in your httpd.conf file (located on CentOS systems at /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf)
IfModule mod_geoip.c
GeoIPEnable On
GeoIPDBFile /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat Standard
GeoIPDBFile /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoLiteCity.dat Standard
9) Restart Apache so your changes will take effect by entering the following command.
#/etc/init.d/httpd restart
10) /usr/local/bin/geoipupdate
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