Version 17 (modified by zooko, at 2009-07-11T21:46:44Z) (diff)

add Zooko's rule


The introducer's furl is:


You can see this introducer's wui at . It is currently running Tahoe-LAFS v1.4.1-r3982.

nooxie is located in a co-lo in San Francisco. I'll let you know once I figure out how to add nooxie's location to .

Nooxie is an athlon64 server running release "NCP1" of Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris ( ). uname -a says:

SunOS nooxie 5.11 NexentaOS_20080312 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris

It has two identical SATA drives of about 33 GB capacity each in a ZFS RAID-Z mirror, at the time of this writing about 5 GB free. Note that nooxie is not currently offering a storage server, only an introducer.

It's uptime is (on 2009-07-11), 72 days, which is when we upgraded it to Nexenta NCP1 final from an early beta release of Nexenta NCP1.)

The IP address is statically assigned, the domain name "" is included in the furl just for future robustness.

Common convergence file

The file private/convergence contains a secret key, which is used for creating file hashes. Please set it to an empty string (file-length should be 0 byte). This means that the same file doesn't have to be uploaded twice when uploaded by different persons, as the file hash will stay the same if both file and convergence is the same. Please refer to docs/configuration for more information about the security trade-offs this brings.

storage servers

(It would be best if this information can somehow be tracked together with the map suggested in ticket #642.).

Name Admin contact Location Notes/Status?
aogail-volunteergrid @ allmydata (at) Tigard, OR, USA
yukyuk (Zooko's amd64 linux workstation) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Boulder, CO, USA workstation -- DSL line (896 Kbps up according to Qwest, 686 Kbps up according to
ootles (Zooko's Macbook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo laptop) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Boulder, CO, USA laptop (when it is at home, same DSL line as yukyuk)
draco (Zooko's Mac/PPC 867 MHz laptop) IRC: zooko / zooko(at) Valhalla dead until further notice
francois1(at) ?? ??
trelbox IRC: terrell/trel1023 Chapel Hill, NC, USA
ndurdner IRC: ndurner ??
SECORP_DOT_NET_<01-04> IRC: secorp ??
stockrt-terra ?? ??
trid0 david(at) soultcer Austria

mystery storage servers

The following appear in the introducer's list (on 2009-07-11) but have not been listed by their owners in storage servers above:

Nickname PeerID Connected? since First Announced Version gapnio7pehmn7qiibaavkqfpkhp36be2 Yes: to 14:41:04 11-Jul-2009 14:41:03 11-Jul-2009 0
kpreid@slimy nd74tvz6fayor6eancf3i665iacjwjgw Yes: to 14:41:04 11-Jul-2009 14:41:03 11-Jul-2009 0 nonlmfxvfx7sv5t73io4t6gggsg5lhwr No 14:59:40 11-Jul-2009 14:41:03 11-Jul-2009 0
warner@cookies tkl7xc45zqqz7ss2pc62epksxd7emb3m No 14:59:40 11-Jul-2009 14:41:03 11-Jul-2009 0
civodul 4up6nzffykkpimufzil2e77heuasarvd No 14:59:40 11-Jul-2009 14:41:03 11-Jul-2009 0


As the grid is meant to be stable, I think we should work out some rules regarding the usage, to prevent obsessive space usage by users who don't contribute, servers going offline with no warning (Tahoe is resistant against that, but what happens if multiple servers, maybe from the same admin, go away?), incompatible upgrades creating data loss (what happens when Tahoe 1.4 introduces a new storage format, rendering all the already stored chunks unusable), ...

Zooko says: My request is: if you destroy data (by accident or decision), please let me know! Either send e-mail or post to this page. I can already announce that I have destroyed some data: draco is inoperative. Well, maybe the data is still there on the hard disk and will come back someday when I get a paycheck and can pay a repairman to repair draco.