I was trying to capture localhost traffic with Ethereal, which doesn't work without re-routing localhost traffic to your router gateway. I didn't get the
route command quite right, and messed up my routing table. I typed
route -f to clear the routing table and rebooted, but when I finished rebooting, the routing table wasn't restored to its original state. I didn't use the
-p parameter, so none of my changes should have persisted after a reboot.
What can I do to restore the routing table to its default routes?