This is what a user tried to do and it didn't work:
The security is not the issue here as I can get it through the normal browser. AFAIK these are the supported OpenDAP formats:
.ascii - txt
.dods - some binary format (not NetCDF)
.dds - doesn't work with Gateway but it's just the metadata anyway
.das - doesn't work either for the same reason and I have no idea what it is (attribute values?)
I've downloaded the dods file, as I was going to tell the user this is what he should be downloading, but I couldn't open it with NASAs Panoply. I guess that's because it's not a NetCDF stream, it's some OpenDAP half binary stream. I don't have the ncdump program so I can't test this (the one I could find was linked to the 4.1.1 library and AFAICT it won't work because of the security.
Basically, the question would be: is it possible to get the NetCDF file via OpenDAP?
Should the user directly access the fileServer endpoint for that, even using ncdump?
Should *.nc.dods be the default endpoint for those cases?
Any information on the subject would be greatly appreciated :-)
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