> Packets probably flow best when the physical interface is connected.
> 
> What's the goal in leaving it unconnected?

that the zone is created for a purly "virtual" purpose. I need to 
create/destroy a "massive" number of light weight zones as "container" for a 
user.

> By default, if there's a route that makes another zone's IP address
> reachable, then those zones can talk via internal loopback.  This
> usually means that if they can communicate with the
> outside world, then they can talk to each other.

my issue is that they CAN'T communicate with the outside world, except http 
thru the proxy. They zones also can NOT communicate with each other (if in 
different subnets).

> To prevent that, you can set up '-reject' or '-blackhole' routes.

I want to achieve the opposite.

> If they're on separate subnets, you'll need one set of routes per
> zone, all configured in the global zone.  (That "set"  for each could
> consist of a single default route.) 

what would that have to look like? I have /etc/defaultrouter defined in 
zoneroot and netstat -r shows the proper default router per zone/subnet, but I 
can not access any address outside my subnet. This is my routing table on the 
GZ right now:

192.168.100.0        192.168.100.254      U         1      0  ce1
192.168.101.0        192.168.101.254      U         1      9  ce1:1
192.168.102.0        192.168.102.254      U         1     15  ce1:2
10.7.0.0             10.7.100.24          U         1    222  ce0
224.0.0.0            10.7.100.24          U         1      0  ce0
default              10.7.0.5             UG        1    233  
127.0.0.1            127.0.0.1            UH        4    161  lo0

> No ... IP Filter currently does not intercept traffic flowing locally between 
> zones.

what about NAT to the outside? Like I configure DNS inside the zone, but in 
order to get to even the dns server the zone has to go thru at least one 
gateway?
 
 
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