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

Josef Wolf jw at
Wed Mar 25 17:06:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 07:19:59PM -0400, H.S. wrote:
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> er .. this is weird. It appears to have been in Gutsy (in Universe) and
> not in more recent Ubuntu versions. It is in Debian though. So if you
> find no other option, you could always add a Debian repo and set up
> /etc/apt/preferences such that only that package is pulled from Debian
> repos and none other.


But AFAICS, ifrename operates only on hardware-related information.
There is no way to rename th interface based on the provider.

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