Website won't load after reboot

I was editing IP Tables to allow a blocked IP address to access our website, but for some reason the user still couldn't access our website. I reboot the Linode instance to see if that would push the change through, and now the website won't load at all, for anybody. I can still login using the Lish console and when I run:

sudo systemctl status networking.service -l I see networking.service: Failed with result 'exit-code' - and "Failed to start network interfaces."

I'm not familiar with linux and can't figure out how to get our website back up and running. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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If you can still login with LISH that means your compute instance at least still has network connectivity across the Linode network, so it is likely an internal configuration issue.

While Linode support cannot assist directly, generally speaking a good first step would be to flush your IP table rules and start fresh-- more on that here:

There's also a good guide on this here:

Hope that helps!


What do you get if you run:

journalctl -u networking --since “[date/time your Linode last booted]” --no-pager


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