What cause of network issue?

Posted February 7, 2020 731 views
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Today we got a problem with public network resources on one of our droplet. Or, exactly this is a network problem at all. (droplet region is NYC1)

All services work stable inside: they are working and accessible from the localhost. Nothing changed from the last weekend: local droplet’s routing, firewall rules are the same.

The main problem, that network interface can’t up.

ifup eth0
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Failed to bring up eth0.


cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
SYSBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS="?*", ATTR{ADDRESS}='<censored>', NAME="eth0"


ip link
1. lo: ...
2. eth0: ... state DOWN 


ip route
default via <censored> dev eth0 onlink linkdown dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src

Interfaces config:

cat /etc/network/interfaces.d/50-cloud-init.cfg
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
  address <censored>
  gateway <censored>

iface eth0 inet static

Can it be caused of this problem: ?

Thanks for the answer.

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Did your problem get automatically resolved afterwards? If so, sounds like the problem reported on the status page could be the cause. You can follow DigitalOcean Status on Twitter for information like this: