Debian Bug report logs - #592607
ppp: wish it was possible to rename an interface on connection

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Package: ppp; Maintainer for ppp is Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>; Source for ppp is src:ppp.

Reported by: Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>

Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:30:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version ppp/2.4.5-4

Done: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>:
Bug#592607; Package ppp. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:30:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ppp: wish it was possible to rename an interface on connection
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:27:50 +1000
Package: ppp
Version: 2.4.5-4
Severity: normal

To avoid confusion and to simplify some firewall scripts, traffic monitoring,
etc it would be good to be able to assign a particular interface name for a
connection.  So instead of having ppp0 and ppp1 randomly assigned to two
sessions I could have pppispa and pppispb or something similar.

It is possible to do everything you desire by changing the scripts, but it
would be easier and less confusing if an interface could be renamed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (350, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages ppp depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-2   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libpam-modules                1.1.1-3    Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime                1.1.1-3    Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.1-3    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpcap0.8                    1.1.1-2    system interface for user-level pa
ii  procps                        1:3.2.8-9  /proc file system utilities

ppp recommends no packages.

ppp suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/chatscripts/gprs [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/chatscripts/gprs'
/etc/chatscripts/pap [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/chatscripts/pap'

-- no debconf information




Reply sent to md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri):
You have taken responsibility. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:54:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:54:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 592607-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri)
To: Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>, 592607-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#592607: ppp: wish it was possible to rename an interface on connection
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:51:44 +0200
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On Aug 11, Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote:

> It is possible to do everything you desire by changing the scripts, but it
> would be easier and less confusing if an interface could be renamed.
This is a duplicate of at least two other bugs.
Short summary: if you have a patch, if it is not trivial you'd better
persuade the upstream maintainer to accept it first.

-- 
ciao,
Marco
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