[tz] Provide .tar.gz tarballs for tzdb

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Thu May 5 16:28:45 UTC 2022

On May 5, 2022, at 11:21, Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> One more thing. We shouldn't assume that iana.org <http://iana.org/> as a utility that billions of devices can blithely access for time zone data. If you're building an IoT application for low-end devices, please arrange to have your downstream servers serve up time zone data. And if you do that, you can use any compression format you like.

A point worth emphasizing. For details of the fallout from an infamous and analogous design misstep (not directly involving TZ or IANA), see:

	https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTP_server_misuse_and_abuse#D-Link_and_Poul-Henning_Kamp <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTP_server_misuse_and_abuse#D-Link_and_Poul-Henning_Kamp>


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