Accession Number : ADA261371
Title : Signed Vector Timestamps: A Secure Protocol for Partial Order Time. Revision.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Smith, Sean W ; Tygar, J D
Report Date : Feb 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : The language of partial order time expresses the issues central to many problems in asynchronous distributed systems. A secure partial order time service would provide a general method to develop secure protocols for these problems. In this paper, we sketch out these issues and develop one such protocol: signed vector timestamps. The majority of this paper is drawn verbatim from the first author's October 1991 thesis proposal, the first research into security issues for non-scalar time services and the original presentation of the SVT protocol.
Descriptors : *SECURE COMMUNICATIONS , *ASYNCHRONOUS COMPUTERS , DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , THESES , MAJORITIES , TIME , LANGUAGE , FAULT TOLERANCE
Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
Computer Systems Management and Standards
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE