Mission Statement About Us


The OSD OFF ROAD 1 is a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport. Outfitted with a 3″ Zone Off Road lift, front and rear bash plates. Dual front recovery and Class III rear recovery points. Forward facing 50″ curved light bar, 2 2″x4″ auxiliary pods and upgraded LED headlights. Rearward 30″ LED bar with multi-function lighting. Forward and Aft facing Traffic Advisor bars for alerting lead/follow vehicles and use during repairs and recoveries. Roof basket with mounted 54″ Smittybilt Trail Jack, 2x Recovery/Traction Boards. Quadband high range Radioddity UHF/VHF radio with standard 3ft mast and 4″ stub mast for low clearances.

Built on the reliable XJ frame, this 4.0L in-line 6 is our current flag vehicle for the North East area. She is still undergoing more upgrades and refining as time goes on.

Server Upgrades

The main server has been upgraded to include new ram, cpu and motherboard. One boot drive was damaged during a recent power outage and has since been replaced. All OSD core services are online and operating. Teamspeak server remains on backup due to a port parity error that is currently being resolved. Handover will not require any user settings alteration.


Forums are active, and should be used for most items involving chatter or random posting. They will be human moderated, and likely refined further over the next few months.

EvE Online

Order of the Silver Dragons (corporation) and Silver Dragonz (alliance) are recruiting new and veteran EvE players, and looking to train new pilots. All roles are sought, inlcuding: mining, missioning, pve, pvp, production, logistics and exploration.

To apply/join, EvE Mail Tauren Tom or Ice Semple in game, and they’ll handle your recruitment.

Corporations are also accepted, and may maintain independent operation. Alliance membership does not require any fees or CTA attendance.

OSD Clan Forums

Order of the Silver Dragons forums services have been reinstated, and are now active. We will continue to update and perform maintenance on them over the next week.

SSD Failure – Recovered and Restored.

A temporary failure of a directory SSD occurred Thursday at approximately 11am, interrupting normal network operations. The offending drive was subsequently removed, and replaced. All data was restored from an active backup, and a secondary failsafe mechanical drive has been installed to immediately sync and take over network traffic control should such an even occur again.

All services hosted on the OSD Clan Network are now back at full operation, and have had new backups made as of the moment of restoration.

We apologize for any issues this may have caused, and are looking into the exact reason for the failure. Suspected reasons are SSD panic locking, but cannot be confirmed without further investigations.

-IT Dept

Decreasing Threat Count

As of last week, we have noticed a trending decrease in the number of threats to our network. The on going attempts on our FTP services have decreased by roughly 93% overall, and have yielded a list of nearly 100k now black listed IP’s.

Attempts by parties to breach the FTP services have been to this date unsuccessful, and have been using simple baseline password and username combinations. As stated before, all usernames and passwords are created EXCLUSIVE. As such, the automated ban service has been blacklisting IP’s associated with these attempts, and recording data on all attempts of this nature.

We have experienced no network disruptions, and do not anticipate any.

On Going Threats

Since restoration of services on servers Altaria and Archevia, we have been monitoring an on going intrusion attempt to our FTP services on these servers. As of now, we have banned approximately 1.2k unique IP’s and their associated ranges.

All logs indicated that these attempts have failed repeatedly, and are all brute force attempts being made using generic user names for a default FTP installation. We do not and have never used default user ID’s, nor do we plan to in the future.

For the time being we will continue to monitor and report on further attempts, as well as maintain the security of our files and logs. We are also establishing a honeypot server code name Lykan which will have all inbound traffic aimed at the FTP services on Altaria and Archevia temporarily redirected.