Question

Turned on private networking; no new interface

Posted March 3, 2016 4k views
Ubuntu Networking Configuration Management

I turned off my droplet, enabled private networking, and observed in the control panel that it now has a private IP address. All well and good. So I ssh’d into the droplet, tried to ping the private IP of another droplet, and nothing happened. So I ran ifconfig and, lo and behold, there was no eth1 interface, so no connection to the private network. Any ideas?

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

2 answers

Ah, apparently there’s a step four: manually configure private networking.

Thank you to the speedy DigitalOcean support staff :)

Submit an Answer