Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Ticket #869


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2014-03-03T01:14:36Z (7 years ago)
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daira
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  • Ticket #869 – Description

    v9 v10  
    1 source:docs/architecture.txt describes Tahoe as comprising three layers: '''key-value store''', '''filesystem''', and '''application'''.
     1[source:docs/architecture.rst] describes Tahoe as comprising three layers: '''key-value store''', '''filesystem''', and '''application'''.
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    33Most of what makes Tahoe different from other systems is in the filesystem layer -- the layer that implements a cryptographic capability filesystem. The key-value store layer implements (a little bit more than) a Distributed Hash Table, which is a fairly well-understood primitive with many implementations. The Tahoe filesystem and applications could in principle run on a different DHT, and it would still behave like Tahoe -- with different (perhaps better, depending on the DHT) scalability, performance, and availability properties, but with confidentiality and integrity ensured by Tahoe without relying on the DHT servers.