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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