[tahoe-dev] Tahoe use cases: Storage vs UI

Nathan nejucomo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 17:31:40 UTC 2007

Hello Tahoe Developers,

I'd like to use Tahoe in a private network amongst friends, but
there's a use case conflict:

In order to have reliable storage, the grid members should have a good
uptime.  Storage reliability depends, to a large deal on storage
redundancy as well as average grid member uptime.  Zooko convinced me
I want the average storage grid reliability to be larger than the
storage redundancy multiplicative inverse (which we called "r").

However, I do most of my day-to-day computer usage on transient
connections, such as a laptop which hops from wifi to wifi, often
being shutdown for arbitrary lengths of time.

So, I want to run a Tahoe UI on my laptop, which will store my keys,
linking the confidentiality of my grid storage to my laptop.  Yet, I
don't want it to be a member of the storage grid, or the overall grid
reliability will decrease.

Is there a simple way to achieve this use case?

Unless Tahoe has specific support for this, one option is to connect
to a trustworthy node running on a high-uptime, static ip server, and
connect to the web ui via HTTPS.


ps:  This use case seems similar to the AMD commercial service, where
there are customer (UI, no storage) nodes and server (storage, no UI)

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