[tz] Data loss on FTP Server

John Hawkinson jhawk at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 1 08:28:43 UTC 2017

Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
at 23:39:55 -0700 in <7019cc6f-34fb-d372-b14a-2dfd41bfc86a at cs.ucla.edu>:

> 1. Set up https://ftp.iana.org/tz so that it contains the same files
> that ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz does, in the same locations. 

While there's nothing wrong with this, and arguably it makes a certain amount of sense, why not do so with https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/
which is where you'd expect to find them by lopping off the tail of the URL? (given https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/releases/tzdb-2017c.tar.lz)

Of course they are not mutually exclusive -- perhaps they should do the same thing or one should redirect to the other.

--jhawk at mit.edu
  John Hawkinson

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