Tahoe LAFS

The idea

Tahoe-LAFS provides a distributed, reliable and crypted file system.


Some people run Tahoe-LAFS nodes, providing space. With clients files can be published and received to the cloud. Everything will be encrypted on client side and keep redundant in the cloud.


Default you need only 3 of 10 parts of a file to reconstruct it. So a downtime of a tahoe node doesn't means data loss.

Because of the encryption an owner of a node don't know anything about the stored content.


To provide storage to the cloud you have to run a node.

Install and configuration

To run a node you have to install tahoe-lafs at least in version 1.10.2. You can get source code from https://tahoe-lafs.org/source/tahoe-lafs/releases/allmydata-tahoe-1.10.2.zip, if the version of the package in the distribution not at least 1.10. Then you have to extract it and install with python2 setup.py build && sudo python2 setup.py install.

Before the first start you have to create a node with bin/tahoe create-node or a client (doesn't provide storage) with bin/tahoe create-client. This will create the folder .tahoe in your home dir. In the file .tahoe/tahoe.cfg you have to enter on introducer.furl the link to our introducer node (UPDATED):

introducer.furl = pb://[email protected]:44412/kmvmrcforeeet7isgq7ftuymywqp3obb
helper.furl = pb://[email protected]:44412/iiiopiclr2gszw2fmckbx3eob6krxk7x

With bin/tahoe start you start your local node.


You can reach the local node via web browser at http://localhost:3456.

Further informations

Look at https://tahoe-lafs.org for further information.