Yesterday, I was upgrading packages and came across NEWS.gz in netbase 5.4:
netbase (5.4) unstable; urgency=medium
- Stopped recommending ifupdown because nowadays there are options. For the time being it will still be installed by default because it has important priority. (Closes: #824884)
What other options are there? I looked up the bug mentioned therein but found nothing about any other tools.
Can somebody share what tools the DD/DM might be talking about?
I use ifup and ifdown to clear any temporary ethernet networking issues and it works most of the time:
$ sudo ifdown eth0
This clears all and any dhcp leases
$ sudo ifup eth0
After half a minute to a minute, do this to make sure you get a new lease and are in business.
At times, when I'm not using Internet for much, I do use
$ ping debian.org
in one of the VT (virtual Console Terminals) to make sure things are moving along.