[pve-devel] [PATCH docs v2 1/3] network: remove ifup ifdown as it won't reattach guests

Aaron Lauterer a.lauterer at proxmox.com
Thu Jun 2 11:22:49 CEST 2022

Mentioning 'ifup' and 'ifdown' can lead to users running into situations
where they take down one interface, for example an vmbrX. In this
situation the connection to the guests will be lost and not
reestablished automatically if the interface is brought up again with
'ifup'. The better way to apply network changes is to run 'ifreload -a'.

Signed-off-by: Aaron Lauterer <a.lauterer at proxmox.com>
 pve-network.adoc | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pve-network.adoc b/pve-network.adoc
index c5e9a17..a33b90c 100644
--- a/pve-network.adoc
+++ b/pve-network.adoc
@@ -12,9 +12,6 @@ complete format description. All {pve} tools try hard to keep direct
 user modifications, but using the GUI is still preferable, because it
 protects you from errors.
-Once the network is configured, you can use the Debian traditional tools `ifup`
-and `ifdown` commands to bring interfaces up and down.
 Apply Network Changes

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