Changing interface names in pppd, where is the ifname option?

H.S. hs.samix at
Tue Mar 24 19:19:23 UTC 2009

Josef Wolf wrote:
> Hello,
> I have multiple ADSL lines running ppp.  This works fine except of
> one problem:  The interface names keep changing.  Sometimes the first
> line is on ppp0, sometimes it is on ppp1, sometimes on ppp2, and so
> on.  The same happens for the second line too.
> I see that pppd in other distros has the "ifname" option to assign
> a stable interface name for a given peer.  This option seems not to
> exist in ubuntu's pppd.
> What happened to this option?  Is there any other way to get stable
> interface names in ubuntu?

Perhaps you are looking for ifrename? Do
$> apt-cache show ifrename


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