Routing Table Goodness
After struggling with the newest nvidia drivers
, I had decided to downgrade to the previous version.
My routing table had other plans. After a couple of times trying to resolve the hostnames of various ftp servers from which I get my packages, I thought perhaps the University's DNS servers were getting hit with yet another DDoS attack, however upon booting into Windows XP (kept on my desktop for dire emergencies such as this) I found that such was not the case. Everything worked fine in Windows, so perhaps something got goofed in my routing table.
So I boot into Linux again and type "route". It hangs for awhile, so I stop it and check my ifconfig. Everything is fine there. I type route again, it hangs for awhile, but I decide to let it go. After about 30 seconds per line, it spits out routes for loopback and the two local networks here (I have two NICs, one with a private IP for the private network, one with a public IP for accessing everything else). The rest of the table is borked. No 0.0.0.0 route, and I have no idea how it died. I didn't do anything except disable gdm from starting on bootup so my shiny new nvidia drivers wouldn't cause the screen to black out. And since I didn't write down what my normal routing table looked like (because I figured it would never spontaneously die like this), I have no clue what my 0.0.0.0 route looked like, and I haven't a clue how to get back my normal routes.
Any suggestions (or magic spells) that can help me get back my kernel IP routing table and save me from using Windows XP? Seriously guys, I miss my virtual desktops. :'( Current Mood: sad