What is Tigerden.com
Tigerden is a small, private Internet Service Provider located in
Dayton, Ohio USA. We are Dayton's oldest ISP, the domain being registered
on 27 October 93, and coming online full-time in January of 1994.
Tigerden caters primarily to the worldwide furry community offering
shell accounts, e-mail, USENET newsgroup access, World Wide Web pages,
TinyFugue mud client, and typical unix system features.
We host TigerMUCK, a roleplaying, social interaction virtual reality
world populated by furries.
We also assist the Essential Link to Vital Internet Services (E.L.V.I.S.)
group which provides internet terminals and connections for conferences and
- The main server machine, tiger, is a
Pentium 166 clone PC running the Linux operating system. It currently has
128 megs of ram, and about 16 gigabytes of hard disk storage consisting of
one 9.7 and one 6.5 Gb Maxtor IDE drives. It has a 4 meg PCI S-3 Virge
chipset video card feeding a 20-inch NEC multisync XL monitor. It has 4
16550 Serial UARTs for modem and mouse connections and a PCI ethernet card
for connections to other machines on the in-house thin-wire ethernet
- System backups are done periodially to 4mm DAT tapes on Hewlett
Packard SCSI DAT drive.
- The network link is currently a pair of Time Warner Business Class
cable modem lines. Each line has 10 Megabit/second down and 1.5 Megabit/second
- Machine 'bengal', a Pentium-166 with 64 meg ram and 10.3 Gb disk,
is operating as a secondary nameserver and a usenet news server based on
'inn'. We locally host newsgroups for our users, including specialized
groups in the fur.* hiearchy. Machine 'siberian', a 486-33 with 32 meg
ram and 1.5Gb hard disk, is operating as a secondary nameserver, backup
news machine, and multiple terminal server.
- Several other machines, running Linux, Solaris, or Irix, comprise
the rest of the system. Other machines include Sun Sparcstation 10's and
Sparcstation LX's and SGI 02's. These other machines are developmental
machines, or remote workstations located in various places. Linux
machines employ NFS to mount and share filesystems. These other machines
are not always online, but come and go as needed.
- 2 lines, 300bps - 33.6 kbps, MNP and
LAPM capable. US Robotics network managed modem bank.
- Shell accounts are the main access method. PPP and SLIP are
Telnet and Remote Login Services
- Account access for
e-mail, news, mud client, and other services is primarily from remote
telnet or rlogin. Secure Shell (SSH) is also supported. Accountholders
also have the option of using the dialup modems if they are in the local
calling area or can afford the long distance charges.
- No anonymous FTP services are provided. FTP
is available to accountholders for upload/download to their own accounts.
- Personal E-Mail - Accountholders have
access to normal Internet e-mail using 'pine', 'elm' and other normal Unix mail user
agents. We also offer web-based email access at
- Mailing Lists - Tigerden offers hosted mailing lists using the
powerful and feature-rich GNU Mailman mailing list software suite. There's a web-based
graphical interface for users, list administrators, and for acessing the list's archives.
A custom list can be provided for any furry-related group.
World Wide Web Services
Other Hosting Services
- MUCK Hosting Services - We also provide hosting
for online MUCK roleplaying sites which are furry-related. The server
software runs under the control of a single user account for the 'owner'
of the game. Size of the game's database and number of expected users can
be a factor determining if we can provide host facilities.
- Virtual Domain Hosting - If appropriate, we
can host a virtual domain for hosted web or muck sites.
- Domain Registration and Domain Name Service (DNS) -
We also offer domain registration and Domain Name Service (DNS) service
for virtual domains we host. We can also provide secondary DNS service
for selected sites.
Convention Internet Den Services
Tigerden has provided multi-user Internet access for various furry conventions
since 1994. Our original setup comprised multiple (up to 26) 'dumb' text-only user
terminals plus up to four graphics terminals. Connections to the Internet was by dial-up
modem, since "broadband" wasn't a term hotels and convention venues knew anything about.
Today, of course, users expect a graphics browser for nearly all Internet activity, which
makes as faster connection essential. In recent years, we've upgraded our service to
provide up to 30 color graphics machines and a wireless broadband connection.
We support a limited number of users,
based primarily on system capacity. User shell accounts currently have a
10 megabyte disk space quota.
Use policy - Users are expected to be mature and
responsible net citizens. Use of a Tigerden account implies consent to
the terms of our Acceptable Use Policy. Any
violations or our policy should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ACCOUNTS ARE *NOT* AVIALABLE AT THIS TIME! Please
don't ask. We may offer accounts once again at some future date as
capacity allows. Accounts will likely cost about $10-$15 per month *IF*
more are opened.
Web page © 1995-2010 Tigerwolf
since 15 Feb 1996.
Images used with permission of the Artist
PUBLIC NOTICE: Use of Tigerden computer and network facilities
for the purpose of transmitting unsolicited commercial advertising
electronic mail to any user or account on or through Tigerden machines is
Last Updated: 2 Jan 2010