Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.error: Plaintext too large
abra9823 at mail.usyd.edu.au
Wed Aug 4 04:32:49 CEST 2004
Peter Hansen wrote:
> Ajay Brar wrote:
>> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>> Ajay Brar wrote:
>>>> I am getting an error - Crypto.PublicKey.RSA.error: Plaintext too
>>>> large - when verifying the signature of a document. ...
>>> Carriage Return/Line Feed problems? Or trailing newline problems?
>> thats what i am going to investigate now. But even if there were
>> trailing newline or carriage return characters, shouldn't the verify
>> return false instead of giving the error.
> I couldn't say, not having used that particular API. What does
> the documentation say it should do? Always return just True or
> False? Does it not make reference to this type of error?
the documentation says verify should return true or false. it will
generate an error if plaintext is too large - which is not helping me much
i have pinned the problem down to the signature itself and the way i am
what i do is when a user clicks on a signature link, i calculate the
signature on the fly and then do
print "Content-type: application\n"
i am using content-type application to force explorer to give the
download dalog box (the application i am building will later be ported
to a pocket pc). Microsoft on their website said to put the header
"Content-disposition: attachment;filename=blah" to force dowload, but
that didn't work - i am yet to find out what i am doing wrong?
so any ideas on how i send the signature across and make the user
btw, are there other free Python cryptography packages?
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