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How do I delete default route of "link#8" gateway on OS X El Capitan? It's a route automaticaly added after connecting to IPSec VPN.

$ netstat -rn
Routing tables

Internet:
Destination        Gateway            Flags        Refs      Use   Netif Expire
default            link#8             UCS            21        0   utun0
default            192.168.1.1        UGScI          16        0     en1
10.2.2.71          10.2.2.71          UH              0       11   utun0
10.19.5.40         link#8             UHWIi           1       27   utun0

$ ifconfig 
en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    ether 60:33:4b:04:d4:7a 
    inet 192.168.1.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
    nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
    media: autoselect
    status: active
utun0: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
    inet 10.2.2.71 --> 10.2.2.71 netmask 0xffffff00 
    nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>

This doesn't work:

$ sudo route -n delete default -ifscope utun0
route: writing to routing socket: not in table
delete net default: not in table

$ sudo route -n delete default "link#8"
route: bad address: link#8
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This worked:

sudo route -n delete default -link 8
  • Thank you! Be careful though - if you are not connected to the VPN this will delete your normal default route (seen on Mojave) – mvreijn Mar 18 at 8:20
  • Cisco VPN adds again the link once I delete it. Does anybody solved this? – jotacor May 31 at 8:02

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