Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/524

Tahoe – The Least-Authority Filesystem

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn and Brian Warner

Abstract: Tahoe is a system for secure, distributed storage. It uses capabilities for access control, cryptography for confidentiality and integrity, and erasure coding for fault-tolerance. It has been deployed in a commercial backup service and is currently operational. The implementation is Open Source.

Category / Keywords: applications / key management, applications

Publication Info: StorageSS’08, October 31, 2008, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

Date: received 5 Sep 2012

Contact author: zooko at zooko com

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Note: Tahoe-LAFS was cited in the keynote "The End of Crypto" by Jonathan Zittrain at Crypto 2012. This caused us to notice that we had never submitted it to

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