Tracking the HTTP 451 Error Code<!-- --> | <!-- -->Ben Pettis
Ben Pettis

Tracking the HTTP 451 Error Code

May 15, 2022

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Since 2016, the HTTP 451 code has been an adopted standard (just like 404 not found or 500 internal server error) and should be returned when a server denies access to some content as a result of a legal request. This project uses the Censys internet scanning project to automatically perform searches for publicly accessible servers that are providing HTTP access and returning a response code of 451 gather daily statistics, and save copies of the fully HTTP response body.

You can view up-to-date data, visualizations, and additional details about the project at

See this page for more information about the project.