Golang IP Address Database Reader Documentation

Golang Flat File IP Address Reputation Reader

The IPQS Golang reader brings a new standard of performance and compression to our IP reputation and geo location services. Setting up and using the reader can be achieved in minutes and provides access to our proxy detection database.

Installation

Installation can be achieved by issuing one command as follows:

Usage

Using our flat file database system to lookup an IP address is simple:

IPQSRecord Struct Fields

Depending on which database file you receive some of these fields may be unavailable. If the field in question is unavailable in your database it will default to Golang's default value for that type.

Field Type Description
record.IsProxy bool Is this IP address suspected to be a proxy? (SOCKS, Elite, Anonymous, VPN, Tor, etc.)
record.IsVPN bool Is this IP suspected of being a VPN connection? This can include data center ranges which can become active VPNs at any time. The "proxy" status will always be true when this value is true.
record.IsTOR bool Is this IP suspected of being a TOR connection? This can include previously active TOR nodes and exits which can become active TOR exits at any time. The "proxy" status will always be true when this value is true.
record.IsCrawler bool Is this IP associated with being a confirmed crawler from a mainstream search engine such as Googlebot, Bingbot, Yandex, etc. based on hostname or IP address verification.
record.IsBot bool Indicates if bots or non-human traffic has recently used this IP address to engage in automated fraudulent behavior. Provides stronger confidence that the IP address is suspicious.
record.RecentAbuse bool This value will indicate if there has been any recently verified abuse across our network for this IP address. Abuse could be a confirmed chargeback, compromised device, fake app install, or similar malicious behavior within the past few days.
record.IsBlacklisted bool This value will indicate if the IP has been blacklisted by any 3rd party agency for spam, abuse or fraud.
record.IsPrivate bool This value will indicate if the IP is a private, non-routable IP address.
record.IsMobile bool This value will indicate if the IP is likely owned by a mobile carrier.
record.HasOpenPorts bool This value will indicate if the IP has recently had open (listening) ports.
record.IsHostingProvider bool This value will indicate if the IP is likely owned by a hosting provider or is leased to a hosting company.
record.ActiveVPN bool Identifies active VPN connections used by popular VPN services and private VPN servers.
record.ActiveTOR bool Identifies active TOR exits on the TOR network.
record.PublicAccessPoint bool Indicates if this IP is likely to be a public access point such as a coffee shop, college or library.
record.ConnectionType.Raw int

A numerical representation for the suspected type of connection for this IP address. It is generally recommended you call the ToString() function listed below instead of using this value, but it is available as an option.

# Enum Description
1 Residential IP
2 Mobile IP
3 Corporate IP
4 Data Center IP
5 Educational IP
record.ConnectionType.ToString() int

A string representation for the suspected type of connection for this IP address. (Residential, Mobile, Corporate, Data Center, Education or Unknown)

record.AbuseVelocity.Raw int

How frequently the IP address is engaging in abuse across the IPQS threat network. Can be used in combination with the Fraud Score to identify bad behavior. It is generally recommended you call the ToString() function listed below instead of using this value, but it is available as an option.

# Enum Description
1 Low Recent Abuse IP
2 Medium Recent Abuse IP
3 High Recent Abuse IP
record.AbuseVelocity.ToString() int

How frequently the IP address is engaging in abuse across the IPQS threat network. Values can be "high", "medium", "low", or "none".

record.Country string

Two character country code of IP address or "N/A" if unknown.

record.City string

City of IP address if available or "N/A" if unknown.

record.ISP string

ISP if one is known. Otherwise "N/A".

record.Organization string

Organization if one is known. Can be parent company or sub company of the listed ISP. Otherwise "N/A".

record.ASN int

Autonomous System Number if one is known. Zero if nonexistent.

record.Timezone string

Timezone of IP address if available or "N/A" if unknown.

record.Latitude float32

Latitude of IP address if available or 0.00 if unknown.

record.Longitude float32

Longitude of IP address if available or 0.00 if unknown.

record.FraudScore map[int]int

A map containing multiple possible fraud scores. The key is the "strictness level" of the query and can be 0, 1 or 2. Some databases may contain 1 entry, others all 3. It is recommended that you use the lowest strictness for Fraud Scoring. Increasing this value will expand the tests we perform. Levels 2+ have a higher risk of false-positives.

Usage Notes

Each database only holds either IPv4 or IPv6 data. Therefore you may need two instances of the reader available depending on your use case.