Restores networking service in Ubuntu 14.04 with that of Ubuntu 13.10
Networking was changed in Ubuntu 14.04 without any clear reason why - further detail submitted by a user found here: http://askubuntu.com/a/449916
I've gone ahead and taken his suggestion of reverting the networking scripts back to that of 13.10 to allow for the familiar, working
service networking restart command to function as expected.
- git clone https://github.com/metral/restore_networking.git
- cd restore_networking/
Once complete you can go back to using
sudo service networking restart as you're accustomed to.