How to update MaxMind GeoIP database for Nimble?

Yury Udovichenko 2014-03-07 05:07:31 UTC in Nimble Streamer

Customers who use geo-location lock for Nimble Streamer ask about updating the MaxMind GeoIP database which is used for geo mapping.

Yury Udovichenko 2014-03-07 05:08:25 UTC 

You need to download Geo IP database manually and replace the installed one with a new version.
1. You can download the latest country database using the following URL:
2. In case of Ubuntu you need to replace /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat file.

For other OSes please contact

This operation will be fully automatic soon.

Paul 2016-05-26 13:50:55 UTC 

Hello. Is this automatic now? (Update geo DB)

I have a viewer in Australia but the server is not detecting his location and he is getting default stream from EU.

This site detects his IP / country correctly.

When I use the test (USA IP address)
$link3 = $balancer->getGeoVideoLink('', 'rtmp', '/live/stream/', 1935);
Link = rtmp://

when I change to his Australia IP address, it defaults to UK server.
$link3 = $balancer->getGeoVideoLink('', 'rtmp', '/live/stream/', 1935);
Link = rtmp://

Yury Udovichenko 2016-05-29 08:26:57 UTC 


As it's a file which you download manually, you need to update it yourself.

Victor Sawma 2020-06-09 19:26:27 UTC 

Is this automatic now or do we still need to do it manually?

Sergei 2020-06-10 00:00:05 UTC 

Hello, Victor.

GeoIP updates requested and downloaded by Nimble Streamer automatically when the new version available at the WMSPanel.
You can switch off this behavior by setting update_geoip_database = false in /etc/nimble/nimble.conf

Thank you

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