On Implementing Time

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ntp WG)
Authors Aanchal Malhotra  , Martin Hoffmann  , Willem Toorop 
Last updated 2018-05-03 (latest revision 2017-10-30)
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This document describes the properties of different types of time values available on digital systems and provides guidance on choices of these time values to the implementors of applications that use time in some form to provide the basic functionality and security guarantees.


Aanchal Malhotra (aanchal4@bu.edu)
Martin Hoffmann (martin@opennetlabs.com)
Willem Toorop (willem@nlnetlabs.nl)

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