Monday, March 4, 2002 12:09 AM
A hint from firstname.lastname@example.org (thanks to the author)
The signature process will include in the result a number of values
will not be always constants.
When one of this values is an integer, the first bit of it's binary
representation will sometimes be a 1 and sometimes a 0.
The der encoding rules state that a positive integer value must start
with a zero.
Therefore everytime the actual value starts with a 1, a padding byte
with a value of zero is added in front of the value in the der
This explain random variation of one byte, or two byte if two different
values have this padding byte.
In short, nothing to worry about.