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Resolving Multiple Time Scales in the Internet

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual in art area)
Expired & archived
Author Dr. Joseph D. Touch
Last updated 2020-05-22 (Latest revision 2019-11-19)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Best Current Practice
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD Alexey Melnikov
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Internet systems use a variety of time scales, which can complicate time comparisons and calculations. This document explains these various ways of indicating time and explains how they can be used together safely. This document is intended as a companion to Internet time as discussed in RFC 3339.


Dr. Joseph D. Touch

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