FreeBSD Droplet no IP Adress

Posted February 6, 2016 3.5k views
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Problem: FreeBSD 10.2 Droplet has no IP Address
ifconfig -a :
vtnet0 has no inet or intet6 address.
cat rc.conf :
demsg :
$hostname not set
ping :
no route to host
What I’ve Tried:
provide hostname in rc.conf
disable sshd
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hey there! Are you still having trouble with this? We put our network config in /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/DROPLETID.conf, where DROPLETID is your droplet id number. That’s symlinked to /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/droplet.conf, and if that symlink breaks, then you won’t have any networking.

From my experience, sometimes that link breaks when upgrading ports. I’m not sure what causes that yet, but you should be able to re-link it and you’ll be good to go, if that’s the issue you’re seeing.

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  • I just experienced this problem on a FreeBSD 10.1 droplet I was trying to upgrade to 10.3, and upon investigation, /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/droplet.conf was symlinked to /etc/rc.digitalocean.d/.conf, which makes me suspect some script is failing to pick up the numeric conf file, for some reason.