Resolving Multiple Time Scales in the Internet

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Author Joseph Touch 
Last updated 2020-05-22 (latest revision 2019-11-19)
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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.


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