[tahoe-dev] using the volunteer grid (dogfood tasting report)

Lazy Stream mr.monkey at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 00:36:54 UTC 2009

Could this be made easier?

1. Download tahoe-dogfood.zip.
2. Double-click on tahoe-dogfood.zip to unzip it.
3. Browse to the newly created folder, tahoe-dogfood.
4. Double-click on tahoe-grid-volunteer.py.
5. Drag and drop files to/from the file browser window that appeared
when you double-clicked on tahoe-grid-volunteer.py.

If there were a Python equivalent to JAR files, steps 2, 3, and 4
could be unified. "PySHAR" or something. That would be handy...

1. Download tahoe-dogfood.py.
2. Double-click on tahoe-dogfood.py.
5. Drag and drop files to/from the file browser window that appeared
when you double-clicked on tahoe-dogfood.py.

"Okay, Gawain, Ector, and Boors. That's five." -- "Three, sir!" -- "Right!!"

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 4:17 PM, zooko <zooko at zooko.com> wrote:
> Folks:
> I wanted to move some .flac music files from one of my laptops to my
> Linux workstation from which I could play them to my amplifier.
> Wait, I thought, instead of scp'ing them to the workstation, why not
> store them in a Tahoe grid where I can play them from anywhere?
> So I did the following steps to join the volunteer grid:
> 1.  Find the furl for the volunteer grid introducer in the tahoe-dev
> mailing list archives.  (Hint, it is in this message, but the mailing
> list archives replace the at-sign with the string " at " and you have
> to undo that.  See also #649.)
> 2.  Get some version of the Tahoe source code (I did it with darcs to
> get the latest trunk) and run "python ./setup.py build".
> 3.  mkdir ~/.tahoe-testgrid && cd ~/.tahoe-volunteergrid
> 4.  $PATH_TO_SRC/bin/tahoe create-client .
> 5.  vi tahoe.cfg
>  a.  nickname = draco (Zooko's Mac/PPC 867 MHz laptop)
>  b.  web.port = tcp:9797:interface=
>  c.  introducer.furl = pb://
> 6cypm5tfsv6ag43g3j5z74qx5nfxa2qq at,nooxie.zooko.com:
> 64228/introducer
>  d.  shares.needed = 4
>  e.  shares.total = 6
> I changed the web.port so that the node connected to the volunteer
> grid wouldn't try to get the same port number as other nodes I run on
> this machine.
> I changed shares.total to be 6 because there are currently storage
> servers on the volunteergrid operated by six different people
> (including draco itself): SECORP (Peter), stockrt, draco (me), trid0,
> francois1, and ndurner.  Peter is contributing four different
> machines.  Unfortunately since server selection is random, any file
> could get 1 share on each of Peter's four machines.  Peter could then
> cackle cruelly and turn off those four machines and cause that file
> to become unavailable.  What I really want is to tell my node to
> upload one share to one machine per human operator, but that will
> have to wait until someone factors out the server selection logic so
> that I can script rules like that.
> Then I started my node:
> 6.  $PATH_TO_SRC/bin/tahoe start .
> 7.  Then I pointed my web browser at and clicked
> "Create directory", then I started uploading my .flac files into that
> directory.
> Yay!  Thanks for the storage service, Volunteer Grid contributors!  :-)
> Regards,
> Zooko
> tickets mentioned in this email:
> http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/649 # Validation of
> configuration settings
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