[tz] Data loss on FTP Server

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Wed Oct 25 22:55:21 UTC 2017

Paul.Koning at dell.com <Paul.Koning at dell.com> wrote on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
at 00:52:37 +0000 in <440C015B-36CC-44FD-A657-83EF6AAEC81A at dell.com>:

> A metadata file would be great.  XML might be a good format.  The

XML is almost never a good format. This is not a space tzdb should innovate in.
(OK, sure, an additional XML file would be OK, but not to rely on...)

The obvious answer, since www.iana.org runs Apache, is to turn on Apache's mod_autoindex (https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_autoindex.html) of the directory in question.

It's not a standards-track protocol but it's definitely a de facto standard for http directory listings and better than most other choices...

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

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