lynx -dump http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/?QRY=$1|grep address|egrep 'city|state|country'|awk '{print $3,$4,$5,$6,$7,$8}'|sed 's\ip address flag \\'|sed 's\My\\'

find geographical location of an ip address

I save this to bin/iptrace and run "iptrace ipaddress" to get the Country, City and State of an ip address using the http://ipadress.com service. I add the following to my script to get a tinyurl of the map as well: URL=`lynx -dump http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/?QRY=$1|grep details|awk '{print $2}'` lynx -dump http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url=$URL|grep tinyurl|grep "19. http"|awk '{print $2}'

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By: leftyfb
2009-02-25 17:16:56

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It's Nice... I found the site http://www.ip-details.com/, which is having the facility for know the location of an ip address.
priya · 461 weeks and 2 days ago
this doesent work on debian lenny
rubo77 · 300 weeks and 1 day ago
but geoiplookup is an alternative: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6809/geolocate-a-given-ip-address
rubo77 · 300 weeks and 1 day ago
or this: geoip() { lynx -dump "http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$1&position=true"; }
rubo77 · 300 weeks and 1 day ago
or this: geoip() { lynx -dump "http://api.hostip.info/get_html.php?ip=$1&position=true"; }
rubo77 · 300 weeks and 1 day ago

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