deprecate: sudo service networking restart / sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Bug #1298505 reported by Chris J Arges on 2014-03-27
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Ubuntu Server Guide
Stéphane Graber

Bug Description

In the Server Guide documentation let's ensure that we aren't suggesting to use:
- 'sudo service networking restart'
- 'sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart'

The usage of these for Precise and beyond is deprecated and dangerous, for example:

I've seen on example here at least, but it may useful to search for other cases of this as well:

Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

The following doc:
Shows bringing interfaces down and up correctly.

The recommend way is to use 'ifup' and 'ifdown' to bring specific interfaces up and down.

Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

For 14.04, this was fixed. I have not yet found the duplicate bug report, but I think there is one.

Reference (preliminary US-English only 14.04 published just a few hours ago):

Doug Smythies (dsmythies) wrote :

For trusty reference:
from the MP: #195112 by Stephanie Graber

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