Signed Vector Timestamps: A Secure Protocol for Partial Order Time. Revision.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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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 authors October 1991 thesis proposal, the first research into security issues for non-scalar time services and the original presentation of the SVT protocol.
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