ipdb

DESCRIPTION:

IpDB is a simple ruby interface to the ipinfodb IP geographical locator api.

INSTALL:

$ sudo gem install ipdb

SYNOPSIS:

Using IpDB is super simple. Here are a few example of how one may use this gem.

Look up my current external address:

ip = Ipdb::Query.new.parse

puts ip.address #=> '127.0.0.1'

Get geographical information for a given address:

ip = Ipdb::Query.new('173.45.230.150').parse

puts ip.latitude      #=> 38.6446
puts ip.longitude     #=> -90.2533
puts ip.country       #=> United States
puts ip.region        #=> Missouri
puts ip.city          #=> Saint Louis

Return the hostname & city for each address and/or domain in an array.

ips = ['127.0.0.1', 'snorby.org', '64.13.134.52']

Ipdb::Query.new(ips, :timeout => 1).each do |ip|
 puts ip.hostname
 puts ip.city
end

Render a google map from an array of IP addresses:

@map = Ipdb::Map.new(ip_array, :width => 600, :height => 350, :units => :px).render

Or if you're using Rails:

Controller:

@map = Ipdb::Map.new(ip_array, :width => 600, :height => 350, :units => :px)

View:

<%= @map.render %>

Thats It! Below is a screenshot of its output:

Nice! If you zoom out some you get this:

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • IP/Domain geographical location

  • Look up multiple addresses at once.

  • Convenience Methods for Google Maps

  • No API usage limit.

  • Timezone data is from Geonames. Please refer to Geonames.org for more info about timezones.

  • A max of 25 addresses can be parsed during a single query.

  • There is a one second pause when querying domain names.

REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 Dustin Willis Webber

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