|Welcome to FurrTrax New User!|
Posted by: DarkXander
|New to FurrTrax?
FurrTrax is the Fastest Growing new Furry Social Network that is completely free to use, and most importantly, We are non-profit, owned and run by Furrys, for Furrys, we are not a pay site, and we do not require subscriptions or any of that stuff.
Posted by: Siris at 11-26-2015 11:32 AM
|On behalf of all the staff at FurrTrax I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all you this holiday.
|DarkXander has Leveled Up!|
Posted by: DarkXander at 11-24-2015 09:03 AM
|I have just passed my 17th IT Certification, of which all 17 are current/renewed as of 2015, Trying to make my resume irresistable and get on track for a raise and so far according to the boss its working. Especially since the transcript shows i completed the exam with a higher score than 99% of past examinees.
|Server Bills will be due soon|
Posted by: DarkXander at 10-20-2015 16:07 PM
|Server Colocation and CDN bills are due on the 30th, any help you guys can chip in is always appreciated, and gets Donator Rank for you, or gift it to your friend(s).
|FurrTrax will Switch to SSL ONLY soon for security!|
Posted by: DarkXander at 10-20-2015 12:38 PM
|FurrTrax will be following on with other big sites like Google, Inkbunny, and SoFurry, and many others in offering all of our services in SSL Secure mode only. However we also want to make sure all of our loyal users are able to access the site. To make it simple we have posted a test to show you whether your device supports our SSL modes. The image below will only showup if your Device Supports our SSL Modes. IF you can see the image below of the minions, you are safe, and FurrTrax will work the same, even after the change.
To Try SSL Mode NOW Click this link!
SSL Test Image
|Spotlight: FurrTrax hits 14,000 Members|
Posted by: DarkXander at 10-08-2015 21:29 PM
|FurrTrax has hit 14,000 Members on October 8th 2015 at roughly 9PM MST. In 2 years we have massed more members then several of our competitiors who are much older than us. Lets keep right on going!
|Spotlight: FurrTrax is Possibly the Fastest Growing of its kind.|
Posted by: DarkXander at 10-05-2015 22:40 PM
|After crunching the numbers, i discovered that on 10-5-2014 we had 9,544 members at the end of the day. Today, we have 13,952, which means in exactly 1 years time, we have gained 4408 members. which is about a 50% growth rate for the site! How many other sites can say in 1 years time they have achieved such a record?
Other neat facts, a year ago today, 314 people has been online that day.
The Servers CPU peaked at 40^C.
898,912 Private Messages had been sent compared to todays total of 1,186,492.
Chat messages sent were 1,328,728 compared to todays total of 2,155,681.
Total profile views were 1,250,404 compared to todays total of 4,341,286.
|Morning Site Issues|
Posted by: DarkXander at 10-05-2015 09:29 AM
|Datacenter had to adjust the attitude of a Cisco 7500 on FurrTrax's Segment, its all good now, may only have affected 1/4 of users.
|FurrTrax Security Upgrades|
Posted by: DarkXander at 09-17-2015 20:53 PM
|Tonight i applied some new Security Updates to the Authentication Protocols that run the site. An extra level of encryption suffice to say. Ideally you would not even see a difference in how the site works, and you shouldnt even notice it.
If you do notice anything not working properly relating to password changing, logging in or out, or the such, please report it immediatly and provide as much detail as possible, even screenshots are encouraged if possible.
That said, so far i havent found anything not working properly!
|Spotlight: FurrTrax Security and People who Don't Think|
Posted by: DarkXander at 09-13-2015 15:12 PM
|So first off, i really should not have to write this article, i assumed it was common knowledge for everyone, or at least most people, and i still hope that it is.
Today, someone posted on twitter what they thought was a security flaw on the site. It turns out it was an old page that never got cleared out after the server was rebuilt and we transitioned from the use of an old IPTABLES software based firewall, to the new Dedicated Firewall and Cloudflare. The page was in a subfolder that is no longer used by furrtrax and essentially was forgotten to be deleted. It contained a page that showed a defacement made by a hacker about 2 years ago.
This twitter person did a URL scan against the site, for reasons we dont know, but suffice to say he was not authorized at the time to do, but i digress, he did it anyway for whatever reason, and found that old dafaced page in the old subfolder and somehow thought it was still in use somewhere. I told him that it was an old page in the cache from a subfolder we dont use, and in fact i deleted the file after i realized it was still there.
He then tried to get me to let him do a "security audit" of the site because he found a page on a url scan which he thought proved to me that he knew what he was doing. Well anyone with any script kiddie knowledge can find a tool to do URLscans automatically, if you know how to use a gameboy you can figure out how to do a urlscan. And we proceeded to have a twitter arguement from there, he wasnt exactly happy that i wasnt impressed with the skills he thought he had proven to me.
So i told him flat out, if you think your that good, go try to hack us, and if you think you have found a bug, post it in the bug bounty, NOT on twitter to everyone.
He ran out of things to say at that point but the point stands, I insulted his conduct for not using the bug bounty feature. He did a urlscan of the site, so he cant say he didnt find it, and the fact that its listed on the homepage doesnt help his case.
I know most of you already know and are aware of what ive covered in this post, but thanks to at least 1 persons lack of understanding, ive now had to spell it out...
Have a good day everyone, End Rant.
|Spotlight: FurrTrax is AMD Turbo Charged!|
Posted by: DarkXander at 08-31-2015 21:25 PM
|On Saturday Myself, and my local furry friend Gustav visited the Datacenter where FurrTrax's Main Server lives, and after shutting everything down pulled the whole system out of the cage and took it to a work space where we had setup my tools and a monitor, keyboard and power cables for working on the system.
We removed the CPU, RAM, Motherboard and half of the system harness, Remember this is a server that is only 5 inches thick but long, so space is very limited. The components we removed were, An AMD Quad Core 2.6 GHz CPU, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and the MSI 760GM-E51 Military Edition Motherboard.
We then Installed the following NEW Components:
MSI 760GM-E51 FX Military Edition(the newer faster version of the same board)
AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor 3.5 GHz with 4.0 GHz Turbo Function
Low Profile Quad Copper Heatpiped CPU Heatsink
28 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333 RAM
Core 0 is dedicated to the FireWall System, Cores 1-6 are Dedicated to FurrTrax itself, Core 7 floats anywhere extra power is needed, and also runs a special projects system thats only on every once in a while. The System runs on VMware VSphere to do all this.
|Minecraft Game Server Update|
Posted by: Hobbs at 08-27-2015 15:58 PM
|Hay everyone! Just to let you know the MineCraft Game server will be down sometime during the weekend of the 5th and 6th.
Why will the server be down?
1. I've been working on a new system build for a new gaming computer monster, and I need some parts from my current computer so I can see if the parts that I already have are working they way they should.
2. The current system is due to some hardware cleaning/dusting. as well as some old data to be dumped/defragged for a better performance.
Max downtime is 5 hours.
Why cant you wait till the week?
I work Monday through Friday 12 hours a day. I just don't have the time during the week.
|Spotlight: FurrTrax Minecraft Server Launched!!!|
Posted by: Hobbs at 08-09-2015 19:57 PM
|So after a few delays. we are proudly able to launch the server full time. The server will expand more once we get a dedacated server to host it. However in the mean time we have a server with multi worlds, with up to 150 players. and a few other plugins.
Do keep in mind though that the server is still a work in progress, if you find any bugs with it, please message Hobbs.
In the event you can not connect just try a few times. the first time you connect will be the hardest. if you cant connect after about 5 trys you can either restart minecraft or try again in a hour or so.
We will be looking for more Gameserver Mods, so do keep this in mind if you wish to be a mod on the gameserver.
Even though the server is running on 1.8.7 You can play and connect with 1.8.8
Server IP : mc.furrtrax.com
Remember to keep checking back from time to time. FurrTrax may run other servers. for games that you like.
|Spotlight: DarkXanders Birthday|
Posted by: DarkXander at 08-02-2015 23:35 PM
|Just for those who dont know, Aug 3rd is my birthday, ive already begun working on a feature to advertise birthdays for the site but it isnt finished yet. just in case anyone was going to ask about that!
|Furrtrax Minecraft server|
Posted by: Hobbs at 07-27-2015 15:41 PM
|From your friends here at FurrTrax we are happy to say that soon we will be launching a full time FurrTrax Minecraft 1.8.7 Server.
See the Furry Forums for all the current and upcoming info!
See Article in the Forums