Restart Network services under Linux

So you have changed IP address in command line or in GUI on your Linux distribution. Before the change can take place you are required to restart the computer or easy way – restart the network service so the new IP can be activated and in use.

Here is the command line how to do it :

RedHat Linux command to reload or restart network
# service network restart
OR
# /etc/init.d/network restart

To start Linux network service:
# service network start

To stop Linux network service:
# service network stop

Debian Linux command to reload or restart network:
# /etc/init.d/networking restart

To start Linux network service:
# /etc/init.d/networking start

To stop Linux network service:
# /etc/init.d/networking stop

Ubuntu Linux user use sudo command with above Debian Linux command:
# sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

To start Linux network service:
# sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
To stop Linux network service:
# sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop

You have to be the ROOT user to restart the service