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    Posted: 27 October 2016 at 3:41am
Is there a more recent version of the GeoIP database?
Our current one is from August 2, 2016 and we see too many IP's that are matched to the wrong country. Some examples:

104.47.1.96 (Logsat says Austria, IP lookup says USA) - outlook.com
104.47.0.55 (Logsat says Finland, IP lookup says USA) - outlook.com
104.47.0.138 (Logsat says Finland, IP lookup says USA) - outlook.com

There are plenty more (mostly related to Outlook/Office365 servers).

Is it possible to force a daily update of this database?
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SpamFilter uses the GeoIP database from MaxMind - http://maxmind.com. The newest versions of SpamFilter automatically download the updated GeoIP.dat file as we update in on our server. The updates are usually done every 30-60 days, as that data does not change often for the major providers.

Checking those 3 IPs with the current live demo on their website, I do see that all three IPs are currently reported in the same way SpamFilter is reporting them:

GeoIP2  City Results

IP AddressCountry CodeLocationPostal CodeApproximate Coordinates*Accuracy RadiusISPOrganizationDomainMetro Code
104.47.1.96ATVienna,
Vienna,
Austria,
Europe
110048.1521,
16.3878
1000Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Azureoutlook.com
104.47.0.55FIHelsinki,
Beni-Mellal,
Uusimaa,
Finland,
Europe
0030060.1756,
24.9342
1000Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Azureoutlook.com
104.47.0.138FIHelsinki,
Beni-Mellal,
Uusimaa,
Finland,
Europe
0030060.1756,
24.9342
1000Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Azureoutlook.com

What tool are you using to determine the IPs are located in the USA? Please note that the country of the organization that owns the IP range does not necessarily indicate that the IP address themselves are assigned to a device physically located in that country. In the above case, it could be very possible that while Microsoft (with headquarters in the USA) is the owner of the IPs, they could be assigned to devices located in those countries, in which case the Maxmind report is correct.
Roberto Franceschetti

LogSat Software

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