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"Unknown country" returned by iplocation? bug?

boris
Path Finder

iplocation bug?

"UNKNOWN COUNTRY" is returned for ip addresses that actually have a known country?

USA
208.65.40.98
89.68.157.6 
112.199.36.74 
173.8.207.161

UK
94.193.166.5

Brazil
189.68.157.6
189.28.128.241

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Damien_Dallimor
Ultra Champion

Not a direct bug with the iplocation command per say , but the service that the command's script ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/bin/iplocation.py) uses does not return any results.

http://www.hostip.info most probably need to update their database.

Using the 208.65.40.98 IP as an example :

REQUEST

http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=208.65.40.98

RESPONSE

Country: (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City: (Unknown City?)
IP: 208.65.40.98

Alternatively , I tried performing geolocation on that IP using the MAXMIND GeoLite City database that comes with the Splunk Google Maps App, and it resolves "United States" just fine.

Hacky little test command :

... | eval ip="208.65.40.98" | lookup geo ip | table ip_country_name

or

... | eval ip="208.65.40.98" | geoip ip | table ip_country_name

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Jason
Motivator

Note that this is pre-6.x iplocation. There is no more iplocation.py as of 6, as it is replaced by a built-in command that has a databased updated with maintenance releases http://answers.splunk.com/answers/123430/how-to-update-geoip-database-for-iplocation-command

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Damien_Dallimor
Ultra Champion

Not a direct bug with the iplocation command per say , but the service that the command's script ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/bin/iplocation.py) uses does not return any results.

http://www.hostip.info most probably need to update their database.

Using the 208.65.40.98 IP as an example :

REQUEST

http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=208.65.40.98

RESPONSE

Country: (Unknown Country?) (XX)
City: (Unknown City?)
IP: 208.65.40.98

Alternatively , I tried performing geolocation on that IP using the MAXMIND GeoLite City database that comes with the Splunk Google Maps App, and it resolves "United States" just fine.

Hacky little test command :

... | eval ip="208.65.40.98" | lookup geo ip | table ip_country_name

or

... | eval ip="208.65.40.98" | geoip ip | table ip_country_name

Damien_Dallimor
Ultra Champion

You could use either the geoip command or the lookup command against the geo lookup.

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boris
Path Finder

Damiean's intended test:

| eval some_ip="208.65.40.98" | geoip some_ip | table some_ip_country_name
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