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How do I find the version of the server I'm talking to?

Submitted by jimg on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:20
Detailed Question

How do I find the version of the server I'm talking to?

Answer

Append `.ver' to a DODS URL. Or you can use `version' as the dataset name to get the version of a server without knowing any of the data file names.

returns an XML document that describes the server's software components and their versions in addition to the DAP protocol versions supported by the server. Older servers return a plain text document with less information.