I'm working on network configuration, testing a few different approaches to see which one suits me best. I have installed a new instance of 14.04 server and I have only installed the following: openssh-server, samba, smbclient, cifs-utils, ntp and ntpdate.
I will obviously need to restart the networking service after changing the configuration.
If I use
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart nothing happens, no error message, it simply returns to the command line.
If I use
sudo service networking restart then I get the following:
stop: Job failed while stopping start: Job is already running: networking
If I reboot the machine then it starts with the new network configuration working (or sometimes not working!) as expected.
Am I taking the correct approach by using either of those commands or is there something else I should do?
Perhaps this indicates an issue with my networking service that is a bit beyond me (for now)?