[tz] Data loss on FTP Server

Kim Davies kim.davies at iana.org
Wed Oct 25 00:38:26 UTC 2017

Quoting Zefram on Tuesday October 24, 2017:
> HTTPS is fine for retrieving a specific release, but FTP offers a couple
> of other facilities that AFAICS HTTPS doesn't provide.  Specifically, by
> FTP I can enumerate old releases (NLST on the /tz/releases directory), and
> I can identify the latest release (by processing the directory listing).
> I've automated those jobs.  Is there a recommended way to do these things
> through the HTTPS interface?  (Scraping a human-oriented web page isn't
> an attractive approach.)

I'm happy to explore providing additional metadata in a structured way
if that is useful. There is currently some metadata on the current
version that is not currently exposed but could be.

Is retrieving old versions of the tzdb a common use case?


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