[tz] Data loss on FTP Server

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Wed Oct 25 23:42:00 UTC 2017

Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca> wrote:
 |On 2017-10-25 12:52, Paul Eggert wrote:
 |> On 10/24/2017 05:38 PM, Kim Davies wrote:
 |> If the 2017c release is here:
 |> https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/tzdb-2017c.tar.lz
 |If the web site also had HTTP server or HTML redirections from
 |tz{code,data,db}-latest.tar.?z to tz{code,data,db}-yyyyr.tar.?z
 |which returned 304 Not Modified or 307 Temporary Redirect (keep using the
 |original URI) status codes that would allow those who want to get and check
 |explicit versions to quickly quit most days of the year, as we do currently \

I did not know it yesterday, but such a thing exists, actually:

  ?0[steffen at essex tmp]$ s-curl -I https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdb-latest.tar.lz
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:02:46 GMT
  X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
  Content-Security-Policy: upgrade-insecure-requests
  Last-Modified: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:19:20 GMT
  Vary: Accept-Encoding
  Cache-control: public, s-maxage=600, max-age=3600
  Expires: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:02:46 GMT
  Content-Type: application/x-lzip
  Server: Apache
  Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=47304003; preload
  X-Cache-Hits: 0
  Accept-Ranges: bytes
  Connection: keep-alive

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|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
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