Tahoe-LAFS is a p2p filesystem. You pool your spare hard drive space together with that of your friends. This forms a distributed filesystem which endures even if some of your friends' computers are unreachable. Everything is automatically encrypted, so backing up your files onto the distributed filesystem doesn't necessarily mean sharing the files with your friends. But, it is easy to share specific files or directories with specific friends.This looks like some exciting stuff! From the announcement:
It comes with a command-line interface and a web interface. If you choose, you can allow remote HTTP clients to connect to the web interface. We've configured our test grid to do that so that you can take Tahoe-LAFS for a test drive just by clicking here.
Please try it out and contribute bug reports! We are an all-volunteer project of Free Software hackers in the public interest. We need encouragement, love, and bug reports.
We believe that the combination of erasure coding, strong encryption, Free/Open Source Software and careful engineering make Tahoe-LAFS safer than RAID, removable drive, tape, on-line backup or other Cloud storage systems.
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