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Welcome to Tahoe-LAFS

Tahoe-LAFS is a Free Software/Open Source decentralized data store. It distributes your filesystem across multiple servers, and even if some of the servers fail or are taken over by an attacker, the entire filesystem continues to work correctly and to preserve your privacy and security.

Tahoe-LAFS network topology schema, live from TestGrid !

The one-page summary explains the unique properties of this system.

Get Started

  • Darcs checkout: darcs get --lazy tahoe-lafs
  • Download and run it on your own system.
  • Try Tahoe-LAFS now! live on the web. (For more information see the TestGrid Page on the wiki.)

Get Involved


Sponsorship sponsored the Tahoe-LAFS project by providing hardware and data-center facilities along with the initial developer time. We are eternally grateful for their generous and public-spirited support. Google, Inc. is sponsoring Tahoe-LAFS through its Google Summer of Code program. Please contact if you would like to sponsor Tahoe-LAFS too!


    You can sponsor the Tahoe-LAFS project! (current balance $97.47 US)

News and interesting links

2010-06-18 -- v1.7.0 Released! This release adds a fully functional SFTP interface, support for non-ASCII character encodings, and a new upload algorithm which guarantees that each file is spread over multiple servers for fault-tolerance.

2010-05-25 -- Zooko presented Tahoe-LAFS at CONfidence 2010 in Kraków, Poland

2010-04-26 -- Google Summer of Code chooses to sponsor Tahoe-LAFS!

2010-02-27 -- v1.6.1 of Tahoe-LAFS is Released! This is a bugfix release which fixes a few small regressions in v1.6.0.

2010-02-10 -- Reddit discussion of Tahoe-LAFS

2010-02-10 -- Russian tech and IT economics blog coverage of Tahoe-LAFS 1.6

2010-02-09 -- Ubuntu Lucid Lynx accepts v1.6 of Tahoe-LAFS

2010-02-07 -- Zooko destroys laptops in Italian

2010-02-05 -- Tahoe-LAFS in Boing Boing

2010-02-01 -- v1.6 of Tahoe-LAFS is Released! It features greatly improved performance, usability, and forward-compatibility, and deep-immutable directories.

2010-01-20 -- The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, a U.S.A. national cyber-defense initiative, has published a report brainstorming new ways to defend national security. The report praises Tahoe-LAFS!

See also the News page

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