Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ProcDOT GeoIP plugin

Today I would like to introduce to you my first event handler plugin. The plugin is designed to run after you click on the refresh button in ProcDOT. You will need an Internet connection on first run because GeoIP needs to download the MindMax databases to get the location information on the IP address. The GeoIP information is then added to the details view on a server node.

Details view without GeoIP plugin

Details view with GeoIP plugin

There is a pretty interesting side effect that I happened to come across. The plugin also creates variables that you can call with other plugins.

Variables without plugin

Variables with plugin

Because of this discovery, I currently developing a clone of Christian's Server List plugin that includes the GeoIP information. 

GeoIP binaries can be found here for easy install.

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