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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 TestGrid Page on the wiki.)

"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.


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

2009-04-18 -- NEWSFLASH! Tahoe Developer Goes Crazy -- Laptop Versus Axe! -- Chaos On Stage At CodeCon -- Film at 11

2009-04-13 -- v1.4 released! This is a major release adding garbage collection, improved diagnostics, and fixing a major performance problem with downloading multi-GB files. Please see the Release Notes.

2009-04-09 -- Several students have signed up to hack on Tahoe this summer as part of Google Summer of Code! Join the discussion on the mailing list or edit the GSoCIdeas page.

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.

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