Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.error: Plaintext too large

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Aug 3 17:44:30 CEST 2004

Ajay Brar wrote:

> I am getting an error - Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.error: Plaintext too large 
> - when verifying the signature of a document.
> What i am doing is - the document and the signature are downloaded off 
> the net, my verify script then connects to a server and obtains a public 
> key. It then uses the public key to verify the signature.
> The whole thing works fine when i do the same thing in the interactive 
> interpreter. Its only when i download the files and obtain the public 
> key from the server and then verify, that i get the above error.
> any suggesstions...ideas???

Carriage Return/Line Feed problems?  Or trailing newline problems?


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