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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS use netplan and systemd-networkd as default network config tool.

In earlier release, we can use service networking restart, or just ifdown & ifup to fully restart the network or an interface.

In 18.04, netplan tells just change the yaml file and use netplan apply .

When I change a bonding interface, just like hash policy, mtu, the netplan apply command doesn't make the new configuration effective.

Oh by the way, netplan shows render is networkd.

I search the whole internet to find a way to restart the network, but failed.

What I can do is reboot the server. This will make the new mtu and hash policy effective.

But just changing a network parameter, why i must reboot the whole server! Even a unstable windows server is not like this!

So, anyone can tell me what should I do?

List of methods I've already tried and failed:

  • systemctl restart systemd-networkd : restarted but mtu and policy not change

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