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EvE and Ark Update

Good day everyone!

This update covers the current status of the EvE team, and some of the ARK Survival Shenanigans. In EvE related news, we have strongholded ourselves within the high sec area, as well as large swathes of The Great Wildlands. Over the last several months, we have been striking targets of opportunity, and our allies have crippled the target severely, even going so far as to take several of their larger corporations entirely. The future game plan is to continue the move into sovereign space as well as targeting the heavier industrial sections.

In ARK news, we have the main base, underground and a couple of way bases established. A couple of Quetzals are now in use as loadlifter/skycranes for industrial operations/dino deployments to somewhat remote areas. The river shipping is still an on going effort as we are using multiple rafts to act as the aquatic deployment teams until we capture a plesi or a mosu. We’ve also started to include some friends from the older ranks of HADES, who run another tribe on the same server. It is a relatively fun and carefree endeavor.


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.

Status of OSD Network and Clan

As of today, we have completed the majority of Clan and Network updates/upgrades. There have been more than 235 bans since 7am Jul. 23, 2015 due to attempts by a foreign IP group to access our secured FTP servers. Attempts have been thwarted, and all IPs involved have been banned from all OSD Clan Network Servers and Services.

As of this time, all network services lost during the last server migration have been restored, and all data is being rebuilt and reorganized to become better accessible to all members.