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Check out this awesome guide on how to get started with ! It contains pretty much everything you need to know from modifying email , content warnings, , , (or rather !), what is , and so much more!

The document has been authored by @Sir_Boops :ms_paw_print:

Today is a day wherein we reflect on the values we hold towards our users and clients. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness towards and promote best practices of both user privacy concerns and the way in which user data is safely/securely stored.

At GekkoFyre Networks, we take security of your private information very seriously. Listed below

#HamRadio power supply has been repaired! I'm also sick 😫 

That's the abomination of a filename for a SSL/VPN certificate that our instance tried to export.

Ooof x..x

There have been some major updates towards and around GekkoFyre Networks as of late, with some of them a direct result of the generosity of our donors, through both our Patreon account and via other means. We'll mention a few of these just below.

We are nearly ready to release the exclusive page here at GekkoFyre th

I'm hoping to fix the multimedia issues sometime in the next 24-hours, that have been plaguing The Drake Network the past few days or so.

It seems to be a permissions issue with regard to our S3 instance, from what I can understand. Should be an easy, albeit time consuming fix >,==,>

Attn. admins! Suggested user and federation block. 

The backup restoration has succeeded and once again, The Drake Network is online! We do apologize for the outage but out of this, we have been able to contribute to the greater Mastodon community by reporting a critical bug that occurs in the very latest versions. You may view our issue reports here and here.

Once this bug has been resolved by the Mastodon program

The Drake Network will be going offline later today (Australian EST, so rather soon) for a few hours as we perform desperately needed maintenance.

Currently, the database is located too far away from the virtual private server this instance is on itself after a migration to a newer, more powerful server some weeks ago.

We will be changing database servers as a result and lastly, be moving to a new S3 provider for our multimedia. Namely, ourselves at @gekkofyre! :D

As of late, we've created a rather large Ceph S3 object-based cluster that contains many tens of terabytes of data at its disposal with the intention that this will lower fees overall from providers such as , , and .

We'll be enabling once again as well :)

We thank everyone for their understanding ^,==,^

We wish a Merry Christmas to all and family! Whether this be your natural family from birth or even your new, found family, as we at GekkoFyre do realize it can be quite a lonely time of year for some.

Please be on the lookout for those closest to you who might be a little down around this time, as they could require a little more attention than usual.

Not everyone gets to enjoy this sp

With the immense help of all our donors and as well as patrons from our Patreon, we've been able to add a brand new dedicated storage server to our lineup of assets!

To celebrate Cyber Monday for the year of 2019, we have a massive 33% off all domain names here at GekkoFyre Networks! Simply use the code, ZH9C84QQ2D, during checkout and your discount will be applied.

Please note that only one domain name is eligible per customer for a length of up to three years. Both existing and new customers may make use of th

Remember fellow Mastodonians, you can download/backup your account data within your Preferences --> Account --> Import and Export --> Data Export!

If you need help doing so, then please feel free to reply to this Toot/RAWR :dragonowo:

Long post; pre-announcement of a new service, and we are looking for users! 

Announcement of new #Mastodon relay creation! ^,==,^ 

Mastodon server/client software update success announcement 

Patreon shout-outs and a thank you to our donors! ^,==,^ 

Hello again everyone! We just wish to update you all in regards to Patreon that we are indeed working on the website pages here at GekkoFyre Networks which will display your patronage and where applicable, your personal or even organization's website.

If for some reason you have signed-up and the appropriate Discord role has not been assigned to you, please contact one of our administrators within th

And for those who want information on Apache Geode, which we plan to introduce sometime in the next week hopefully, you may peruse the link below for that. Happy posting! ^,==,^

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GekkoFyre Networks's choices:

The Drake Network

Welcome to The Drake Network, a public, perpetually free-for-all, community run Mastodon server operated by furries, for furries. Oh, not to forget Dragonkin either!

We're a safe-haven for LGBTQI+, furries, otherkin, therians, and media that's 18+ adult'ish in nature. We have such features as:

* Making use of the glitch-soc code-base
* Media proxy via S3 Bucket
* Full compatibility with IPv6 addressing/networking
* Tor proxy (coming soon!)
* Text limit of 4096 characters
* Threaded mode
* Bookmarks
* Doodle
* App settings model
* Collapsible RAWRs (i.e. Toots)