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Ubuntu 10.04 has default "sysctl.d/10-network-security.conf" setting below: # Turn on SYN-flood protections. Starting with 2.6.26, there is no loss # of TCP functionality/features under normal conditions. When flood # protections kick in under high unanswered-SYN load, the system # should remain more stable, with a trade off of some loss of TCP # ...


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It turns out the difference in response length is a methodological one. I didn't notice the Apache server was returning all 301 codes during this test, because the URLs were being re-written. I had to change the server URL and path to exactly match what the re-write rules enforce. After that, the content lengths matched up perfectly, and the Apache server ...



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