Month: February 2024

Fedora 39: Load Balancing Across Two Network Connections

I think this is one of those things that people don’t normally do at home, and the folks who configure this in enterprises know what they’re doing and don’t need guidance on how to do basic network things. But … we wanted to have two network cards in our server so high network traffic usage like backups and TV recording don’t create contention. When I was a server admin, I’d set up link aggregation — bonding, teaming — and it just magically worked. We’d put in a port request to get the new port turned up, note it was going to be a teamed interface, do our OS config, and everything was fine. What the network guys did? I had no idea. Well, now I do!

On the switch — a Cisco 2960-S in this case — you need to create an EtherChannel and assign the ports to that channel. Telnet’ing to the switch, you first need to elevate your privileges as we start with level 1

wc2906s01>show priv
Current privilege level is 1

One you’ve entered privilege level 15, go into config term. Create the port-channel interface and assign it a number (I used 1, but 1 through 6 are options). Then go into each interface and add it to the port channel group you just created (again 1) — I set the mode to “on” because I doubt our server is going to negotiate PAgP and I didn’t want to get into setting up LACP.

enable 15
config term

interface Port-channel 1

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/13
channel-group 1 mode on

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/14
channel-group 1 mode on

# src-mac is the default, can change to something else
# e.g. src-dst-mac would be set using
# port-channel load-balance src-dst-mac

Done! Using show etherchannel summary confirms that this worked:

wc2906s01>show etherchannel summary
Flags: D - down P - bundled in port-channel
I - stand-alone s - suspended
H - Hot-standby (LACP only)
R - Layer3 S - Layer2
U - in use f - failed to allocate aggregator

M - not in use, minimum links not met
u - unsuitable for bundling
w - waiting to be aggregated
d - default port

Number of channel-groups in use: 1
Number of aggregators: 1

Group Port-channel Protocol Ports
1 Po1(SU) - Gi1/0/13(P) Gi1/0/14(P)

Then you can configure a network bond in Fedora and add the physical interfaces. Since we’re using KVM/QEMU, there is a VMBridge bridge that contains the bond, and the bond joins two physical interfaces named enp10s2 and enp0s25

# VM Bridge configuration

[lisa@fedora39 /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/]# cat vmbridge.nmconnection







# Bond configuration — master is the vmbridge, and the round robin load balancing option is used.
[lisa@fedora39 /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/]# cat bond0.nmconnection



# Finally two network interfaces that are mastered by bond2
[lisa@fedora39 /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/]# cat enp0s25.nmconnection


[lisa@fedora39 /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/]# cat enp10s2.nmconnection



Restart NetworkManager to bring everything online. Voila — two network interfaces joined together and connected to the switch. Check out the bond file under /proc/net/bonding to verify this side is working.

[lisa@fedora39 ~/]# cat /proc/net/bonding/bond0
Ethernet Channel Bonding Driver: v6.7.5-200.fc39.x86_64

Bonding Mode: load balancing (round-robin)
MII Status: up
MII Polling Interval (ms): 1
Up Delay (ms): 0
Down Delay (ms): 0
Peer Notification Delay (ms): 0

Slave Interface: enp0s25
MII Status: up
Speed: 1000 Mbps
Duplex: full
Link Failure Count: 2
Permanent HW addr: 55:65:d5:15:a5:25
Slave queue ID: 0

Slave Interface: enp10s2
MII Status: up
Speed: 1000 Mbps
Duplex: full
Link Failure Count: 0
Permanent HW addr: 55:35:35:d5:45:b5
Slave queue ID: 0

OAUTH Authentication in Apache Airflow (2.8.1)

There’s a rather innocuous sounding bug in Apache Airflow that should be corrected in 2.8.2 — — that means you absolutely cannot set up SSO using OAUTH with FabAirflowSecurityManagerOverride. Using the deprecated AirflowSecurityManager would work, manually updating your Apache Airflow code with the fix will work. But there’s no point in trying to set up SSO with the FabAirflowSecurityManagerOverride as your custom security manager — whatever lovely code you write won’t be invoked, you’ll get an error saying the username or email address is not present even though you thoughtfully wrote out some custom code to map out those exact attributes, and it all looks like it should be working!

Determining Active Directory Version

We have a number of applications that authenticate to Active Directory. Invariably, when there are authentication issues, the vendor support person asks “what version of AD is this?” … not an unreasonable question, but also not something the person who supports Application XYZ is apt to know in a larger company. Fortunately, there are a few places within the directory that you can find details about AD versions.

The simplest is the version of Windows the domain controllers are running … although it’s possible domain controllers have been upgraded but the AD functional level has not yet been changed.

ldapsearch -h -D "" -w "P@s54LD@pQu3ry" -p389 -b "ou=domain controllers,dc=example,dc=com" "(&(objectClass=computer))" operatingSystem

CN=dc007,OU=Domain Controllers,dc=example,DC=com
operatingSystem=Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

CN=dc008,OU=Domain Controllers,dc=example,DC=com
operatingSystem=Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

CN=dc020,OU=Domain Controllers,dc=example,DC=com
operatingSystem=Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

CN=dc021,OU=Domain Controllers,dc=example,DC=com
operatingSystem=Windows Server 2019 Datacenter


You can also find the objectVersion of the schema:

ldapsearch -h -D "" -w "P@s54LD@pQu3ry" -p389 -b "cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=example,dc=com" "(&(objectVersion=*))" objectVersion


What does 88 mean? It depends! Either Windows 2019 or 2022

Version Operating System
13 Windows 2000 Server
30 Windows Server 2003 (Before R2)
31 Windows Server 2003 R2
44 Windows Server 2008 (Before R2)
47 Windows Server 2008 R2
56 Windows Server 2012
69 Windows Server 2012 R2
87 Windows Server 2016
88 Windows Server 2019
88 Windows Server 2022


Or the functional level of the forest and its partitions:

ldapsearch -H ldap:// -D "" -w "P@s54LD@pQu3ry" -b "cn=partitions,cn=configuration,dc=example,dc=com" "(&(MSDS-Behavior-Version=*))" MSDS-Behavior-Version

dn: CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=example,DC=com
msDS-Behavior-Version: 7

dn: CN=EXAMPLE,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=example,DC=com
msDS-Behavior-Version: 7

What does 7 mean? Well, that depends too. It’s either Windows 2016 or 2019!

msDS-Behavior-Version Forest
Domain Domain Controller
0 2000 2000 Mixed / Native 2000
1 2003 Interim 2003 Interim N/A
2 2003 2003 2003
3 2008 2008 2008
4 2008 R2 2008 R2 2008 R2
5 2012 2012 2012
6 2012 R2 2012 R2 2012 R2
7 2016 2016 2016
7 2019 2019 2019


Tableau Error After Upgrading to 2023.3

I started upgrading our Tableau servers to 2023.3 this week. Several dashboards no longer rendered after the upgrade — throwing an error “TableauException: Incorrect data type real, getting expected integer type.” … resetting or not resetting the view did not help.

This is evidently a known issue (although the documentation prior to my reporting the issue seemed to go out of its way to say it is just the cloud platform being impacted)

Both the server and desktop client are impacted — and, unlike their documentation that says it is intermittent? Not all workbooks are impacted, but the ones that are? A broken workbook is broken and will not render for anyone, anywhere, any time.

There is a workaround:

tsm configuration set -k features.EnableLogicalQueryBatchProcessor -v false
tsm pending-changes apply

“\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2023.3\bin\tableau.exe” -DOverride=EnableLogicalQueryBatchProcessor:off

Azure DevOps Maven Feed — Deleted Package

Someone deleted one of the packages from the Azure DevOps Maven feed … figured it would be easy enough to just re-publish the package. And they got an error:

409 Conflict – The version 1.2.3 of has been deleted. It cannot be restored or pushed. (DevOps Activity ID: E7E4DEB1551D) -> [Help 1]

There’s some not-outlandish logic behind it because they don’t want half of the people to have this version 1.2.3 and the other half to get that version 1.2.3 … if it’s your code, just make it version 1.2.4. Unfortunately, this logic doesn’t hold up well when you’re publishing someone else’s package. Not like I can say “oops, we’ll use 23.13 now”. But you can restore deleted packages — from the feed, go into the recycle bin

Check off the packages that were deleted in error & restore them


ISC Bind 9.18 and Windows DNS

After upgrading all of our Linux hosts to Fedora 39, we are running ISC bind 9.18.21 … and it seems the ISC folks are finally done with Microsoft’s “kinda sorta RFC compliance”. Instead of just working around Windows DNS servers having some quirks … they now fail to AXFR the domain.

Fortunately, you can tell bind to stop doing edns ‘stuff‘ by adding a server{} section to named.conf — this gives the server some instructions on how to communicate with the listed server. When bind is no longer trying to do edns “stuff”, Windows doesn’t have an opportunity to provide a bad response, so the AXFR doesn’t fail.

Samba – Address family not supported by protocol

After upgrading to Fedora 39, we started having problems with Samba falling over on startup. The server has IPv6 disabled, and (evidently) something is not happy about that. I guess we could enable IPv6, but we don’t really need it.

Adding the following to lines to the GLOBAL section of the smb.conf file and restarting samba sorted it:

bind interfaces only = yes
interfaces = lo eth0


Feb 11 06:26:01 systemd[1]: Started smb.service – Samba SMB Daemon.
Feb 11 06:26:01 smbd[1109]: [2024/02/11 06:26:01.285076, 0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:1091(smbd_open_one_socket)
Feb 11 06:26:01 smbd[1109]: smbd_open_one_socket: open_socket_in failed: Address family not supported by protocol
Feb 11 06:26:01 smbd[1109]: [2024/02/11 06:26:01.290022, 0] ../../source3/smbd/server.c:1091(smbd_open_one_socket)
Feb 11 06:26:01 smbd[1109]: smbd_open_one_socket: open_socket_in failed: Address family not supported by protocol
Feb 11 08:01:43 systemd[1]: Stopping smb.service – Samba SMB Daemon…
Feb 11 08:01:43 systemd[1]: smb.service: Deactivated successfully.
Feb 11 08:01:43 systemd[1]: Stopped smb.service – Samba SMB Daemon.