Accessing the PPS Near Real-time (NRT) Data using HTTPS and the jsimpsonhttps Server
At the end of 2020, PPS anticipates that it will replace the current FTP access to its Production data archive with FTPS and HTTPS access. In choosing between FTPS and HTTPS, select HTTPS in situations where firewall restrictions prevent FTPS access.
This document describes the two varieties of HTTPS access, both of which are provided by PPS's jsimpsonhttps server. One option is to access jsimpsonhttps with scripting tools like curl or wget and to request plain-text listings of directories in the archive. This option is best if one plans on parsing the responses in a script. Alternatively, one can access jsimpsonhttps using a web browser and request HTML-formatted responses that contain clickable hyperlinks. This option is best if one plans on interactively exploring the archive's directory tree.