[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Feb 5 00:11:23 UTC 2010

>> Users expect a / directory in a filesystem. Tahoe isn't a filesystem, but it does things a filesystem does (store and 
>> retrieve files). They expect to interact with it like a filesystem because they see it as a filesystem.

Nathan Eisenberg wrote:
> That would seem to conflict with the expectation set by the name 'Least Authority File System'.

It is not evident to me why a least authority file system cannot look 
and behave like a file system.

What standard file system interactions with an ordinary user are 
inappropriate for a least authority file system?

A / directory should be, under the covers, the user's root capability.

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