On Implementing Time

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (ntp WG)
Authors Aanchal Malhotra  , Kristof Teichel  , Martin Hoffmann  , Willem Toorop 
Last updated 2019-11-05 (latest revision 2019-07-08)
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This document describes the properties of different types of clocks available on digital systems. It provides implementors of applications with guidance on choices they have to make when working with time to provide basic functionality and security guarantees.


Aanchal Malhotra (aanchal4@bu.edu)
Kristof Teichel (kristof.teichel@ptb.de)
Martin Hoffmann (martin@nlnetlabs.nl)
Willem Toorop (willem@nlnetlabs.nl)

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