Version 4.5

AdvertPro + MaxMind GeoIP City Integration


After purchasing a subscription for the MaxMind GeoIP City database from MaxMind, follow these steps to install GeoIP City and set it up for automatic updates:

  1. Login to to your MaxMind account.
  2. Click on the Automatic Updates link in the menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Follow their instructions to download, install and configure the GeoIP Update software.

After completing the installation you should have the GeoIP City database installed at /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoIPCity.dat and it will be updated automatically every week.


At this point, if you have not set AdvertPro up yet you can skip the rest of these instructions and instead proceed to run its setup utility.

If you have already run the AdvertPro setup, you will need to edit the /usr/local/tomcat/webapps/ROOT/config/ file and enter the path to the GeoIPCity.dat file.

The file should contain the following when you're done:

#Tue Mar 02 21:41:22 EST 2004

After this configuration is completed, contact technical support at Renegade Internet and ask them to enable the GeoIP City module for your license key.

Finishing Up

In order for AdvertPro to load and activate the GeoIP City module, you will need to restart Tomcat.

/etc/rc.d/init.d/tomcat restart

That's it. Congratulations, you've successfully installed the GeoIP City module!

Note Note

Tomcat does not need to be restarted every time the GeoIP database file is updated. This is only necessary the first time it is loaded. AdvertPro will monitor the GeoIP database file for changes and reload it automatically.


If you have problems with AdvertPro starting back up after the installation, you may find some helpful information in the /usr/local/tomcat/webapps/ROOT/logs/error_log_YYYY-MM-DD file to assist you with troubleshooting.