[ntp:questions] Re: NTP sync

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Sep 23 21:21:06 UTC 2003


Brad,

You missed it. The issue is not time-critical, but time-ordering in the
Lamport sense. There must be a "happens before" relation so that one can
build a partial ordering between events. One example is that the public
key must be generated before any certificates that depend on it. The
list goes on. In principle, it doesn't matter if the world is
synchronized to UTC, just that it is synchronized. See the report op
cit.

Dave

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