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Get Started with Tahoe-LAFS Storage Grids

Feb 19, 2012, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Tahoe is a "Least Authority File System" ? the LAFS you often see in concert with its name. The LAFS design is an homage to the security world's "principle of least privilege": simply put, Tahoe uses cryptography and access control to protect access to your data. Specifically, the host OS on a Tahoe node never has read or write access to any of the data it stores: only authenticated clients can collect and assemble the correct chunks from across the distributed nodes, and decrypt the files.

Beyond that, though, Tahoe offers peer-to-peer distributed data storage with adjustable levels of redundancy

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