gpg: mpi too large for this implementation (20744 bits)

Farha Patnaikk fpatnaikk at
Mon May 18 03:05:37 CEST 2009


I am exchanging files with another party , i use Version  : 7.1.1 of pgp .
The party with whome i am exchanging files uses  gpg.

I am able to decrypt their encrypted file successfully but they are not 
able to decrypt my encrypted file. They get the
following error message 

C:\Temp>gpg --homedir "C:\temp" --output 01.txt --decrypt testfile.dat.pgp
gpg: mpi too large for this implementation (20744 bits)
C:\Temp>gpg --homedir "C:\temp" --output 01.txt --openpgp --decrypt 
gpg: mpi too large for this implementation (20744 bits)

what could be the reason for this ??? I am not able to find any help on 
the internet.

Please try to help me .


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Westpac Banking Corporation
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