On Jul 4, 2012 2:02 PM, "Vasileios Vlachos" <vasileiosvlachos@gmail.com> wrote:
> Any ideas what could be causing strange message lengths?

One cause of this that I've seen is a client using unframed Thrift transport while the server expects framed, or vice versa. I suppose a similar cause could be something that is not a Thrift client at all mistakenly connecting to Cassandra's Thrift port.