Solved

Whats the best way to retrieve IP lookup information on visitiors to my VB.NET website?

Posted on 2011-03-02
6
183 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Is there a good free IP lookup API that can furnish me with basic IP information on visitors to my site.

Have googled a fair bit and only seeing paid for services.

Am currently writing IP addresses of visitors to my db but want to know how to extend this to country/city etc
0
Comment
Question by:JOHNFROG
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:OriNetworks
ID: 35023801
You can download an entire database of ip address location information from http://www.ip2location.com/  but their website seems to be temporarily unavailable. This way, you're not relying on another vendors service availability.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:rawinnlnx9
ID: 35023867
If you have a windows or Linux server download and install AWSTATS. It's by far the most thorough website reporting software out there and it's free.
0
 

Author Comment

by:JOHNFROG
ID: 35023900
Thanks OriNetworks - looks perfect. website seems to be up but the demo database only gives you 100 records out of 3million.

Not about to part with US$799 for server licence of full version. Although would be very nice if I could.

This is just a curious side issue for my website so really looking for a freebie.
0
Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

 

Author Comment

by:JOHNFROG
ID: 35023966
re rawinnlnx9,

actually I already have AWSTATS loaded on my windows server. Can I use that to query an IP address from within my website?

I really want to process this information during a user session. AWSTATS does a great job of summarizing it though.
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
OriNetworks earned 500 total points
ID: 35023973
There is a free resource out there that lets you download an entire database of IPs for free but I don't remember what it is.  Here are 3 other free resources:
http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/03/31/3-free-ways-to-geolocate-by-ip/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:JOHNFROG
ID: 35024848
The first of the 3 works a treat.
http://www.hostip.info/use.html

Havent tried it yet but looks like the solution I have been looking for.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

The ECB site provides FX rates for major currencies since its inception in 1999 in the form of an XML feed. The files have the following format (reducted for brevity) (CODE) There are three files available HERE (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exch…
It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now