Using GeoIP Functionality in Varnish

Richard Chiswell richard.chiswell at
Tue Mar 16 17:56:56 CET 2010

Hi Sebastian,

As my C is a bit rusty and as I needed this working before the GeoIP 
plugin worked, I created something on the basis:

sub vcl_recv {
if (req.url !~ "^/(en_gb|en_us)/*") {
        set req.url = "/geoip.php?ip=" client.ip "&originalurl=" 

This looks for urls which do not start en_gb or en_us and bounces them 
through geoip.php which is a simple script (basically Maxmind's default 
PHP script with a few minor tweaks) which then just returns a 302 
redirect to url).

Hope it helps.

Richard Chiswell

Sebastian Cabrera wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> On a Website i want to have the posibility to do some rewriting due to
> the Country he's comming from. So if someone visits the Mainpage
> ( from US i want to have him visiting
> Does anyone have any experiences with that? How can i do this?
> I just downloaded and installed the GeoIP Plugin from the varnish wiki
> (, but how can i use it?
> Is there any possibility to do something like
> if (get_country_code(client.ip) == "US") {
>     set req.url = "/us/"
> }
> ?
> thanks for your help,
> regards,
> Sebastian
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