Systemctl restart networking fails after enabling ipv6

I was following this guide to fully setup ipv6 for my droplet:

Unfortunately when I get to the steps for restarting networking “sudo systemctl restart networking” I receive the following error:

“Job for networking.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status networking.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.”

Looking at the “systemctl status networking.service” shows the following log…

networking.service - Raise network interfaces Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/networking.service; enabled; vendor prese Drop-In: /run/systemd/generator/networking.service.d └─50-insserv.conf-$network.conf Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2018-11-12 01:18:50 UTC; 2min 10 Docs: man:interfaces(5) Process: 2424 ExecStart=/sbin/ifup -a --read-environment (code=exited, status= Process: 2419 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c [ “$CONFIGURE_INTERFACES” != “no” ] && [ Main PID: 2424 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Failed to bring up eth0? Bad news right? Any ideas how to resolve this? Google hasn’t seemed to give me any results that solve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey friend!

I have a few questions that might help me to understand why this is happening:

  1. What is your distro/version?
  2. If you upgraded to that version, what distro/version was the droplet created with?
  3. What is your interface named if you run “ifconfig” in the console? Is it eth0 or something like ens#?