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IP4 Endpoints are not shown in the MAP


I use Wireshark 1.6.5 with Ubuntu 10.04. Opening existing pcap files and using Statistics - Endpoints - IPv4 the result by clicking the button - MAP - is the following. Ipmap.html from /tmp/.... will be opened by browser Google Chrome (failure: GoogleChrome cannot be started as root). After deinstalling Google Chrome the result by clicking the button -MAP - the browser OPERA starts, but shows not the mapdata, coming from ipmap.txt over ipmap.html. Empty world. Deinstalling the Browsers Google Chrome and Opera, the file ipmap.html is opened by the installed Firefox 9.0 Browser with correct locations.

Is there any way to configure Wireshark 1.6.5, that the function MAP opens automatically only Firefox.

Thanks for any ideas,

Thomas Wiedemann

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asked 17 Jan '12, 06:53

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One Answer:


Wireshark (at least when build with XdgUtils avaiable) uses xdg-open as a portable means of opening the desktop users preferred web browser. If not build with xdg-open present, it provides you a preference to set your own browser from the application.

Maybe this supports the case of having that option always, defaulting to xdg-open.

answered 18 Jan '12, 01:38

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Jaap ♦
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Thank you for your answer. I solved the problem with following command:

opening terminal

sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

changing from alternative 0 (/usr/bin/google-chrome auto-modus) to alternative 1 (/usr/bin/firefox manual mode)

Map-Function within Wireshark opens the map within firefox, wonderful ::))))

(18 Jan '12, 02:28) macschussel