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Mastering Python for Networking and Security by Jose Manuel Ortega

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Introduction to Pygeoip

Pygeoip is one of the modules available in Python that allows you to retrieve geographic information from an IP address. It is based on GeoIP databases, which are distributed in several files depending on their type (City, Region, Country, ISP). The module contains several functions to retrieve data, such as the country code, time zone, or complete registration with all the information related to a specific address.

Pygeoip can be downloaded from the official GitHub repository: http://github.com/appliedsec/pygeoip.

If we query the help of the module, we see the main class that must be used to instantiate an object that allows us to make the queries:

To build the object, we use a constructor that accepts a file as ...

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