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[SOLVED] java.io.IOException: Server returned HTTP response code: 421 for URL:

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This happened for me when Spring Boot was upgraded to 2.6.6.
The old code:

URL url = new URL(urlString);
HttpURLConnection.setFollowRedirects(followRedirects);
HttpURLConnection urlc = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
...

worked before.
After the upgrade, it started failing.
I think it was due to the way it handled HTTP/2.0.

I changed to use HttpBuilder:

HttpClient.Builder builder = HttpClient.newBuilder()
    .version(HttpClient.Version.HTTP_1_1)
    .connectTimeout(Duration.ofSeconds(20));

This now works fine.
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