I used NetworkManager to connect to a openVPN server. It is configured such that all traffic passes through the VPN:
> ip route default via 10.4.4.73 dev tun0 proto static metric 50 default via 192.168.178.1 dev wlp2s0 proto static metric 600
with 10.4.4.73 being the peer address of the tun0 device. The second route routes traffic through my local router. In an attempt to remove the default route, I issued the command:
ip route del default via 10.4.4.73 dev tun0
which does not throw an error, but does not alter the routing table neither. What is the right way to remove that route?