mmgeoip Module

Table of Contents

1. Admin Guide
1.1. Overview
1.2. Dependencies
1.2.1. OpenSIPS Modules
1.2.2. External Libraries or Applications
1.3. Exported Parameters
1.3.1. mmgeoip_city_db_path (string)
1.3.2. cache_type (string)
1.4. Exported Functions
1.4.1. mmg_lookup([fields,]src,dst)
1.5. Known Issues
2. Contributors
2.1. By Commit Statistics
2.2. By Commit Activity
3. Documentation
3.1. Contributors

List of Tables

2.1. Top contributors by DevScore(1), authored commits(2) and lines added/removed(3)
2.2. Most recently active contributors(1) to this module

List of Examples

1.1. Set mmgeoip_city_db_path parameter
1.2. Set cache_type parameter
1.3. mmg_lookup usage

Chapter1.Admin Guide


This module is a lightweight wrapper for the MaxMind GeoIP API. It adds IP address-to-location lookup capability to OpenSIPS scripts.

Lookups are executed against the freely-available GeoLite City database; and the non-free GeoIP City database is drop-in compatible. All lookup fields provided by the API are accessible by the script. Visit the MaxMind website for more information on the location databases.


1.2.1.OpenSIPS Modules

The following modules must be loaded before this module:

  • No dependencies on other OpenSIPS modules.

1.2.2.External Libraries or Applications

The following libraries or applications must be installed before running OpenSIPS with this module loaded:

  • libGeoIP.

1.3.Exported Parameters

1.3.1.mmgeoip_city_db_path (string)

Path to either a GeoLite or GeoIP City database file.

Mandatory parameter.

Example1.1.Set mmgeoip_city_db_path parameter

modparam("mmgeoip", "mmgeoip_city_db_path",

1.3.2.cache_type (string)

Databse memory caching options. The following options are available:

  • STANDARD - Read database from file system; least memory used;

  • MMAP_CACHE - Load database into mmap allocated memory;

    WARNING: this option will cause a segmentation fault if database file is changed at runtime!

  • MEM_CACHE_CHECK - Load database into memory; this mode checks for database updates; if database was modified, the file will be reloaded after 60 seconds; it will be slower than MMAP_CACHE but it will allow reloads;

Default value for this parameter is MMAP_CACHE.

Example1.2.Set cache_type parameter

modparam("mmgeoip", "cache_type","MEM_CACHE_CHECK")

1.4.Exported Functions

1.4.1. mmg_lookup([fields,]src,dst)

Looks up specified fields associated with IP address specified by the src. The resulting data are loaded in reverse order into the dst AVP.

src can be a pseudo-variable or AVP; and dst must be an AVP. fields defaults to "lon:lat," and is a colon-delimited list of these elements:

  • lat Latitude

  • lon Longitude

  • cont Continent

  • cc Country Code

  • reg Region

  • city City

  • pc Postal Code

  • dma DMA Code

  • ac Area Code

  • TZ Time Zone


Example1.3.mmg_lookup usage

if(mmg_lookup("lon:lat","$si","$avp(lat_lon)")) {
  xlog("L_INFO","Source IP latitude:$(avp(lat_lon)[0])\n");
  xlog("L_INFO","Source IP longitude:$(avp(lat_lon)[1])\n");

1.5.Known Issues

It is not currently possible to load an updated location database without first stalling the server.


2.1.By Commit Statistics

Table2.1.Top contributors by DevScore(1), authored commits(2) and lines added/removed(3)

NameDevScoreCommitsLines ++Lines --
1. Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu)1083124
2. Kobi Eshun (@ekobi)834804
3. Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu)64728
4. Razvan Crainea (@razvancrainea)5365
5. Sergio Gutierrez4253
6. Ionut Ionita (@ionutrazvanionita)31841
7. Anca Vamanu3162

(1) DevScore = author_commits + author_lines_added / (project_lines_added / project_commits) + author_lines_deleted / (project_lines_deleted / project_commits)

(2) including any documentation-related commits, excluding merge commits. Regarding imported patches/code, we do our best to count the work on behalf of the proper owner, as per the "fix_authors" and "mod_renames" arrays in opensips/doc/ If you identify any patches/commits which do not get properly attributed to you, please submit a pull request which extends "fix_authors" and/or "mod_renames".

(3) ignoring whitespace edits, renamed files and auto-generated files

2.2.By Commit Activity

Table2.2.Most recently active contributors(1) to this module

NameCommit Activity
1. Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu)Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
2. Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu)Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
3. Ionut Ionita (@ionutrazvanionita)May 2016 - May 2016
4. Razvan Crainea (@razvancrainea)Jun 2011 - Aug 2015
5. Kobi Eshun (@ekobi)Nov 2008 - Dec 2009
6. Anca VamanuSep 2009 - Sep 2009
7. Sergio GutierrezNov 2008 - Nov 2008

(1) including any documentation-related commits, excluding merge commits



Last edited by: Bogdan-Andrei Iancu (@bogdan-iancu), Liviu Chircu (@liviuchircu), Ionut Ionita (@ionutrazvanionita), Kobi Eshun (@ekobi).

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