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Will the "map" button of the IP-Endpoint dialog return?

asked 2018-05-12 11:50:02 +0000

Since Wireshark 2.6.0 the map button of the IP-Endpoint dialog has been removed. Is it planned to bring back that feature in later versions at the moment?

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I don't think there are any particular plans to add it, but if this is a desired feature, then I would recommend opening a Wireshark bug report requesting that it be added.

cmaynard gravatar imagecmaynard ( 2018-05-13 15:47:41 +0000 )edit

The comment on the change that removed it is:

commit f529ab5d0a27173ed68aa017a638b36b3dcf585f
Author: Gerald Combs <[email protected]>
Date:   Fri Mar 2 11:24:31 2018 -0800

    Remove the endpoint "Map" feature.

    Remove the endpoint map and its button from the Qt and GTK+ UIs. It
    depends on GeoIP Legacy for coordinate information and those databases
    are being deprecated in favor of MaxMind DB. We *could* upgrade the code
    to use mmdbresolve, but according to they're also going to
    remove coordinate information from GeoLite2:

    "In addition, in 2019, latitude and longitude coordinates in the
     GeoLite2 databases will be removed.* Latitude and longitude coordinates
     will continue to be provided in GeoIP2 databases. Please check back for

However, MaxMind are now saying that they won't remove the IP addresses:

Updated versions of the GeoLite Legacy databases are now only available to redistribution license ...

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-05-14 08:10:46 +0000 )edit

Thank you very much.

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2018-05-14 18:30:54 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-05-14 08:18:41 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

In any case, Chris Maynard is right - you should file a feature request on the Wireshark Bugzilla, and quote the MaxMind text to indicate that they're not going to be removing the coordinates, to serve as a reminder that this is an outstanding issue and to track discussion and implementation of the feature with the new database.

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Bugreport 14693 has been submitted:

Christian_R gravatar imageChristian_R ( 2018-05-14 18:30:39 +0000 )edit

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