Loss of network connectivity after reboot

Posted February 16, 2017 1.7k views
NetworkingUbuntu 16.04

I’m having trouble with all my droplets. If I reboot them, they come back up but with no network connectivity, the console works however.
This is for new droplets with minimal packages on either Ubuntu 16.10 or 16.04
It is definitely the network interfaces but I’ve no idea how to fix it

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There were reports of loss of connectivity in certain DC’s a few days ago, though last I recall, this has been resolved. If you’re wasn’t one of the DC’s affected, then why this is happening depends on your setup.

Are these new droplets, or have you updated, upgraded, installed packages, enabled the firewall, etc?


I found out that the problems I was having was because I rebuilt the droplets from the ‘Destroy’ page after they were previously built on a different OS/build. For example: CentOS > Ubuntu, or Ubuntu 16.10 > Ubuntu 16.04

It’s a known bug apparently and they haven’t fixed it yet.

dang. this has bit me too. I rebuilt from the destroy page, don’t do it!