How to configure a Linux system to use NIS

You recently mounted an NFS share on your Linux system. When you go to the share directory and do the ‘ls -l‘ command, you notice that the user and group ID is showing instead of the name, so you don’t know who is owning what file or folder.

To fix this issue you must configure your Linux (Fedora in this example) system to use NIS.
Other *nix distributions should be configured in a similar method.
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How to access Windows Shares under Linux

This is simple way to share data between Windows and Linux system. Let’s say you would like to access Windows share called //winserver/sharename by mounting to /mnt/windows directory under Linux system. Follow these steps (replace username, windows server name, share name and password with actual values):

First create the mount point:

mkdir -p /mnt/windows

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How to fix mbstring PHP extension error

If your see following error after you installed phpMyAdmin under fedora or any other Linux flavor:

The mbstring PHP extension was not found and you seem to be using a multibyte charset. Without the mbstring extension phpMyAdmin is unable to split strings correctly and it may result in unexpected results.

You need to install the mbstring package. So type in the following command to find the exact package:
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