The volunteergrid is a tahoe storage grid from users for users. Contrary to the TestGrid–which may be flushed at any time for development/testing reasons–the volunteergrid is meant as a stable alternative to the commercial grid. It was proposed by Eugene L. in February 2009 and an introducer was set up by Zooko after the idea received a fair amount of praise. This introducer unfortunately died when nooxie's upgrade went wrong. A new, more resilient, introducer was implemented by François Deppierraz in December 2009.

There are usually between 15 and 20 active servers. Volunteergrid is not accepting new members at this time.

Best practices

  • If you destroy data (by accident or decision), let us know! Please inform us on the mailing list or ping us on IRC.
  • Please provide at least as much space as you use. (Don't forget to consider the redundancy factor: If you upload 1 GB of data, the grid will receive 3.33 GB of encoded data (3-of-10 encoding = 10/3 x file size = 3.33 x file size).)



The introducer's address and FURL is secret.

In the unfortunate case where the current introducer would disappear, the following people should be able to bring it back into life: Zooko, Brian Warner. Ask on the mailing list or contact them directly.

Storage Nodes

Nodeid Name Admin contact Location Notes/Status
t6d76eso2w5za62uka5u2u23lug4bv42 ?? ??
xlnzwmko5inqjs4krxk35yj2sqjtb6ma francois1(at) francois(at) Lausanne, Switzerland
asrcmetfrh3k5ecusxasosibe7djzaza imp-ap01 IRC: ndurner Germany
w6o6wjm4a4bfxqiolyyy7kkfu5hzrfgy Kim ?? ??
xpu6hdv46lnkzfxox5tfn36mo3oo25eh kpreid@eider USA Typically behind NAT, outgoing connections only
m2sbabta5mc22ijtfkcidmpwbuxbp3bf kpreid@gobi USA Formerly kpreid@slimy. Outgoing only at the moment (2009-19-20), will reconfigure with port forward soon.
y652ecs6ebjrx7xhzjoxjuv7x55te4gi ndurner IRC: ndurner Germany Workstation via cable modem (40 KB/s up)
SECORP_DOT_NET_<01-04> IRC: secorp ?? Read-only
5ouv6kibslfodqbmifie3kfru2v5jnd7 trelbox IRC: terrell/trel1023 Chapel Hill, NC, USA iMac on cable modem (359 kbps up via
sfairkwuo75srejbm4vm72n5rradagxh `Morpheus' on jacob(at) San Francisco, CA, USA Online as of 2010-03-03
o37y4uxp56n6qf6wlpy3mcctzurktaa3 jeremy(at) San Francisco, CA, USA Online as of 2010-03-03
3jdnu6gf3522xjre6rbtpzelccjbnqbd noisebridge_pony leif(at) San Francisco, CA, USA Online as of 2010-03-07
twqin6udhypn2jibxurup4v6w3am4t2l Zooko's ec2 micro instance named "a2" IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Amazon EC2 us-east zone Online as of 2011-01-26

Retiring -- currently in read-only mode and eventually to be decommissioned

rhug4hslnh4zw7g46itgyjr6cbgrylhy `Vapor' on wilcoxjg(at) CA, USA Final day is 2011-08-31
draco (Zooko's Mac/PPC 867 MHz laptop) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Boulder, CO, USA only occasionally connected
ootles (Zooko's Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo laptop) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Boulder, CO, USA often unavailable

Decommissioned/Lost Storage Nodes (by decommission date)

Nodeid Name Admin contact Last Location Notes/Status
xjy2clbqg3pdtk72tbwfi6v45wsa6nd5 yukyuk (Zooko's Athlon64 Linux workstation) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Boulder, CO, USA workstation -- DSL line (896 Kbps up according to Qwest, 686 Kbps up)
wbxexhfu5qdjufmxwomsbuktf46pajkz `Toes' on wilcoxjg(at) Santa Cruz, CA, USA Online as of 2010-02-13
3qwqblhkr467xvzjotqcvztigd3knmfc kpreid@gobi kpreid@… USA 2009-12-19 — created while reconfiguring a server, never actually used, current entry in introducer is leftover
nd74tvz6fayor6eancf3i665iacjwjgw kpreid@slimy / @gobi kpreid@… USA 2009-12-19 — shares moved to kpreid@gobi m2sbabta5mc22ijtfkcidmpwbuxbp3bf
aogail-volunteergrid @ allmydata (at) Tigard, OR, USA Not seen since introducer change 2009-12-11
ufpafssvs63o2degftbo4i65mov6lqma soultcer-kat soultcer Austria HDD crash, will not be replaced
x2l47knnwwvfxonturznfh3n5hh7g7a2 FreeStorm-Alix2 IRC: FreeStorm Lausanne, Switzerland As of 2012-09-09
3cragbava4skmnrx46sk2kegly7wrjp4 FreeStorm-Alix4 IRC: FreeStorm Lausanne, Switzerland As of 2012-09-09

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