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From Brian Tarbox <tar...@cabotresearch.com>
Subject problem encrypting keys and data
Date Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:43:26 GMT
We have a requirement to store our data encrypted.
Our encryption system turns our various strings into byte arrays.  So far
so good.

The problem is that the bytes in our byte arrays are sometimes
negative...but when we look at them in the cassandra-cli (or try
to programatically retrieve them) the bytes are all positive so we of
course don't find the expected data.

We have tried Byte encoding and UTF8 encoding without luck.  In looking at
the Byte validator in particular I see nothing that ought to care about the
sign of the bytes, but perhaps I'm missing something.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

Brian Tarbox

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