[tahoe-dev] what if n=1?

Brian Warner warner at lothar.com
Mon Feb 8 06:23:46 UTC 2010


David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> Jody Harris wrote:
>> I haven't seen this in the docs:
>>
>> What if I make n=1?
> 
> I don't know of any reason why this would fail, but k must then be 1,
> and there would be no redundancy.

Yeah, everything should work fine (the hash trees should handle size=1
just as well as size=larger), and if you only cared about the
encryption/integrity aspects, then k=N=1 would be a great way to use
just a single server.

The only requirements are that k<=N, k>0, N>0, and N<=255.


cheers,
 -Brian



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