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Upspin – Global Name System

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Upspin – Global Name System
https://upspin.io/

Upspin is an experimental project to build a framework for naming and sharing files and other data securely, uniformly, and globally: a global name system of sorts. It is not a file system, but a set of protocols and reference implementations that can be used to join things like file systems and other storage services to the name space. Performance is not a primary goal. Uniformity and security are.

Documentation

  • The Upspin Overview document provides a high-level introduction to Upspin.
  • The Signing up a new user document describes the process for generating keys and registering a user with the Upspin key server.
  • The Upspin Security document describes Upspin’s security model.
  • The Upspin Access Control document describes Upspin’s access control mechanisms.
  • The Upspin Configuration document describes Upspin’s configuration file format and settings.
  • The Setting up upspinserver document explains how to set up your own Upspin installation on a Linux server.
  • The Mascot document introduces our mascot, Augie, including downloadable images and usage information.

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