firewall-cmd interfaces with permanent flag are not persistent, interfaces without permanent flag are persistent

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  • When adding an interface to a zone using the permanent flag, it reports success. However, when trying to view the interface with the permanent flag, the interface is not showing in the output.
  • Alternatively, using "firewall-cmd --add-interface" is adding an interface permanently to a zone even if --permanent is not mentioned, this still persists after reboot


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • firewalld- or below

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