A server for the art community
BEK is the only media lab in Norway running a server, offering a wide range of services to the art community in Norway and abroad.
- Here you find documentation and howtos for registered users.
- Problems and changes are announced here.
You can subscribe to the above resources as RSS feeds.
Support requests should be addressed to tech[AT]bek[DOT]no
The BB mailing list is an important channel for exchange of information between BEK and users.
Below is a brief overview of the services BEK can provide:
We provide generous amounts of disc space for art projects that need to to store files and media on the server.
As a user you get a dedicated folder on the server. This can also be used for hosting of web pages. In addition we can set up groups, with dedicated folders that can be used for file exchange and collaboration.
File sharing can be done using AFP (Mac only), FTP (some security restrictions) and SFTP. We support file synchronization using Unison.
BEK users can get a e-mail account on our server. We support POP, IMAP, SMTP and webmail.
BEK hosts a number of mailing lists. More than 1000 users are estimated to be subscribing to one or more of our lists. You can find an overview of publicly announced lists here.
BEK hosts web sites for artists, projects and organizations. Currently we host approx. 100 web sites. Further details can be found here
BEK also provides support for more advanced web sites:
- Sites requiring realms (password-protected regions)
- RubyOnRails applications
- Support for database applications using MySQL and sqlite.
Users looking for a simple and intuitive blog might want to check out the blog system shipping with the server. You can find a demo here.
For groups we can offer a web resource with wiki and blog. This is currently used for a number of development project, as well as for documentation of administrative routines for the BEK staff itself. Check out the Jamoma wiki for an example of how this can be used.
The BEK server have support for Subversion using svn+ssh, a revision control system useful for development of software, web sites, etc.
We also support RedMine, a flexible project management web application which includes a gantt chart, calendar, wiki, forums, multiple roles, and email notification.
Last updated 2009-03-28.