We have recently seen reports of users who experience issues with networking on Linode after installing updates or rebooting your server.
Linode has auto-configuration features enabled by default on their servers and it must be disabled. Failing to do so can result in a loss of networking after a reboot. Users commonly notice this issue after installing updates that require a reboot.
First, you need to disable the feature in the Linode interface:
- From your Linode's Summary Page go to the Configuration Tab
- Click Edit to the right of your current configuration
- From this new menu, scroll down to the bottom and turn off Auto-configure networking
- Click Submit
After this has been completed, ensure your networking configurations are correct:
# nano /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Ensure you replace $PUBLIC-IP with your public IP.
You can find more information on configuring your network interface in our setup guide.