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Welcome to Allmydata "Tahoe"

The Allmydata "Tahoe" project is a secure, distributed, fault-tolerant storage grid, available under a free-software licence.

You can store files in the grid and retrieve them with a cryptographically generated URI that securely identifies and decrypts that file. You can also organize files with filenames and directories, in the familiar style. The basic idea is that the data in this storage grid is spread over all participating nodes, using an algorithm that can recover the data even if a majority of the nodes are no longer available.

The code is currently functional. It is targeted at hackers who are willing to use a minimal, text-oriented web user interface.

Get Started

The README file tells how to acquire and build the source code, how to run a node than can upload and download files, and how to set up your own private grid. Information how to connect to the public test grid operated by Allmydata, Inc. can be found below in the section Test Grid.

The DownloadDebianPackages page tells how to get prebuilt packages for a Debian-like system (including Ubuntu). contains source tarballs. The current release is 0.4.0 .

Get Involved

The tahoe-dev mailing list is the community forum for discussion of Tahoe design, implementation, and usage.

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

Latest News -- 2007-06-29: Allmydata Tahoe v0.4 is released!

This version adds encrypted, mutable directories, so that you can organize your files into directories, change the contents of directories, and share your directories with your friends, without thereby sharing your directories with anyone else -- not even with the owners of the servers that host your directories.

Please see the Release Notes.

Please see the News page for news, blogs, etc.


See the Doc page for explanation of how Tahoe works.


As per the COPYING file, Tahoe is offered under the GNU General Public License (v2 or later), with the added permission that, if you become obligated to release a derived work under this licence (as per section 2.b), you may delay the fulfillment of this obligation for up to 12 months. If you are obligated to release code under section 2.b of this licence, such code must be released under these same terms including the 12-month grace period clause.

Test Grid

An experimental public grid is running on Allmydata servers.

See the TestGrid page to view usage statistics (with pretty graphs!) and instructions for how to connect to the test grid.

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

TitleIndex is a complete list of pages on this wiki.

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