Re: [Tzdist-bis] [calsify] tzdist and IANA

Ken Murchison <> Wed, 17 July 2019 20:46 UTC

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I completely agree that we should approach IANA about hosting a 
root/primary TZDIST server, whether it be for iCalendar data (RFC5545) 
or TZif data (RFC 8536) or both.

On 7/17/19 4:35 PM, Daniel Migault wrote:
> Hi,
> IANA is budgeting its next 4 year plan, they are taking comments until
> end of July. In short inputs need to be provided before next IETF.
> This has already been suggested in the past that IANA could operate a 
> tzdist server and I would like to get the opinion of the WGs on that. 
> Please provide your feed backs if possible by the end of the week, as 
> we expect to meet IANA people during the IETF in Montreal.
> I am in favour of having a global system to distribute the time zones, 
> however, it seems maybe difficult to request IANA to operate the 
> service alone. I believe we need a more scalable system. I would 
> rather suggest that we work with IANA to build a scalable system 
> within these four years. This may in turn require a revision of the 
> tzdist protocol.
> I see the tzdist situation a bit similar as the one with the DNS root 
> zone, where IANA provides the data and the root zone being served by 
> multiple operators. In the case of tzdist I believe it would be 
> helpful that IANA may be one of the operators.
> Yours,
> Daniel
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Ken Murchison
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