firewall-cmd --set-description command fails.

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  • firewall-cmd --permanent --set-description= command fails with an error message.
Error: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/firewall/", line 53, in handle_exceptions
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/firewall/", line 441, in update
AttributeError: 'FirewallClientConfigZone' object has no attribute 'settings'
  • firewall-cmd --permanent --ipset="set-name" --set-description= sets the description to the default zone instead of ipset.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL).
  • firewalld-

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