Re: [Dtls-iot] Secure Time (again)

stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie Tue, 11 August 2015 19:00 UTC

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On Tue Aug 11 19:31:01 2015 GMT+0100, Michael StJohns wrote:
> On 8/11/2015 11:31 AM, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> >
> > On 11/08/15 15:58, Michael StJohns wrote:
> >> I'm wondering if it might not be a bad idea to invite Dave Mills to come
> >> to an IETF to do a presentation on secure mesh time and give us his
> >> thoughts.
> > We could and that'd be a really useful great talk if it happened. But
> > we also have an active WG on this topic. [1] Maybe starting by asking
> > there would help?
> >
> > S.
> >
> > [1] https://tools.ietf.org/wg/tictoc/
> 
> Hi Stephen -
> 
>  From the tictoc charter:
> > The Timing over IP Connections and Transfer Of Clock (TICTOC) WG is
> >      concerned with highly accurate time and frequency distribution over
> >      native IP and MPLS-enabled IP Packet Switched Networks (PSNs)
> 
> I knew about the group, but I didn't think it was a great fit for IOT 
> stuff for a lot of reasons including their desire for "highly accurate 
> time" against the IOT desire for lightweight.   As I read the charter, 
> tictoc is NTP on steroids and what we want is NTP on depressants.  :-)  
> They really aren't trying to solve a problem in a manner that would have 
> applicability to IOT.

Sure. All I meant by 'asking' was, well, asking:-) I fully agree that were work in the IETF on this topic needed we'd have to figure out how/where to best do that but the folks on that list would I guess be better informed (than me anyway:-)

S.
 

> 
> Mike
> 
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