The server understands and is willing to comply with the client’s request, via the Upgrade header field, for a change in the application protocol being used on this connection.

The server MUST generate an Upgrade header field in the response that indicates which protocol(s) will be switched to immediately after the empty line that terminates the 101 response.

It is assumed that the server will only agree to switch protocols when it is advantageous to do so. For example, switching to a newer version of HTTP might be advantageous over older versions, and switching to a real-time, synchronous protocol might be advantageous when delivering resources that use such features.

Upgrade RFC7230 Section 6.7

101 SWITCHING PROTOCOLS Source: RFC7231 Section 6.2.2



Rails HTTP Status Symbol :switching_protocols

Go HTTP Status Constant http.StatusSwitchingProtocols

Symfony HTTP Status Constant Response::HTTP_SWITCHING_PROTOCOLS

Python2 HTTP Status Constant httplib.SWITCHING_PROTOCOLS

Python3+ HTTP Status Constant http.client.SWITCHING_PROTOCOLS

Python3.5+ HTTP Status Constant http.HTTPStatus.SWITCHING_PROTOCOLS