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Welcome to "Tahoe"

Tahoe is a secure, decentralized, fault-tolerant filesystem. All of the source code is available under a choice of two Free Software, Open Source licences. This filesystem is encrypted and spread over multiple peers in such a way that it remains available even when some of the peers are unavailable, malfunctioning, or malicious. The one-page summary explains the unique properties of this system.

Get Started

Live web gateway -- try Tahoe without installing it!

See also the control panel for the live web gateway (usage and performance statistics), and more details (including graphs of activity).

"Install Tahoe" tells how to install the software, how to run a node that can upload and download files, and how to set up your own private grid or connect to the public test grid.

Get Involved

The tahoe-dev mailing list is the community forum. The tahoe-announce mailing list is a low-volume mailing list for announcements.

The Dev page is the place to start hacking on Tahoe. It has bleeding-edge source code, development tools (such as code coverage and patch browsing) and documentation.


See the Doc page for explanation of how Tahoe works.

Sponsorship sponsors the Tahoe project. We are eternally grateful for their generous and public-spirited support.


See TracStartingPoints for how to use this bug tracker/source code browser/wiki.

TitleIndex is a complete list of pages on this wiki.

Latest News

2009-03-12 -- Students! Hack on Tahoe this summer! We're applying to be a Google Summer of Code project! Join the discussion on the mailing list or edit the wiki!

2009-02-13 -- v1.3 released! This is a major release adding repairer, backup command, large file support, (S)FTP server, and more. Please see the Release Notes.

2008-09-23 -- A Performance Evaluation and Examination of Open-Source Erasure Coding Libraries For Storage will be presented at FAST-2009: 7th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies

2008-08-24 -- Here is an interactive illustration showing how Tahoe works, thanks to Drew Perttula.

2008-08-18 -- The paper describing Tahoe, the Least-Authority Filesystem has been accepted into the ACM Storage, Security, and Survivability Workshop.

2008-07-21 -- v1.2 released! This release fixes a security flaw in Tahoe v1.1 and offers several other improvements. Please see the Release Notes.

2008-07-18 -- The Hack Tahoe! contest is now in progress!

2008-07-10 -- Justin Boreta helped me make this web page look much better. Thanks, Justin! --Zooko

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