Masai is a Tribler server. This wiki page will present some notes that came up during the installation. This may help when either something with this server goes wrong, or when a clean installation is required.


The server has a 16 bay hot-swappable 16TB (10 2TB HD) hardware-RAID array, accessable from the front. The hardware-RAID controller is an Areca ARC-1261 16 port controller. Furthermore there are two 500GB harddisks connected to the integrated fake-RAID controller on the Intel S5000PSL motherboard. These are used as RAID1 Linux software-RAID array containing the system.



After the installation the order of the harddisks as seen by the kernel was changed. The hardware-RAID array, which was sdc on installation, became sda. For booting from the Linux software-RAID reliably, GRUB2 was installed after the initial installation was complete. GRUB2 understands the Linux software-RAID. To install GRUB2 on all MBRs of the disks that make up the software-RAID, use grub-install /dev/md0.

Network settings


The e-mail setup was done as described on the kayapo page.

Linux Authentication

The authentication setup was done as described on the kayapo page.


To ensure the correct time on masai (a requirement for Kerberos), openntpd has been installed. This is by default configured to use the servers pointed to by the debian pool, which has been left untouched.