Question on Loosely Synchronized Router Clocks

James R. Cutler james.cutler at
Thu Sep 20 19:18:15 UTC 2007

Kerberos does not assume clock synchronization.
Kerberos requires reasonable clock synchronization.
And, as near as I can tell, clock synchronization is not part of the 
Kerberos protocol.

Kick me if I err in this.


At 9/19/2007 08:14 AM -0400, Jeff McAdams wrote:
Stephen Sprunk wrote:
 >> ... is it reasonable to assume clock synchronization in the rest
 >> of our design?

 > In general, it is not.  I can't think of any existing protocol that
 > does, actually.

Jeff McAdams
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James R. Cutler
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