Help: resp v.1


The ph5ws-resp webservice gives access to instrument response metadata held in the IRIS-DMC’s PH5 archive. The response information is returned in the RESP format. The service can return responses for a channel, one or more channels under a location, or one or more channels under a station.

The service can be easily invoked by using the unix curl and wget commands.


$ curl -L -o 5A.1..DPZ.resp ""
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  5053    0  5053    0     0   118k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  159k

We recommend always using the -L option to allow curl to follow HTTP redirections specified by our systems. The DMC uses HTTP redirection during maintenance to keep servicing requests.


$ wget -O 5A.1..DPZ.resp “”
—2019-01-08 12:55:37—
Connecting to||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 4934 (4.8K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘5A.1..DPZ.resp’

5A.1..DPZ.resp 100%[================================================================>] 4.82K —.-KB/s in 0s

2019-01-08 12:55:42 (248 MB/s) – ‘5A.1..DPZ.resp’ saved [4934/4934]

Make sure to surround the url with quotes or your unix shell will interpret the & characters as background control characters.

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