What is Inbound and Outbound rule in aws

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Hi everyone,

Can anybody tell me what are inbound rule and outbound rule in aws? How it works?

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Mar 3, 2020 in AWS by akhtar
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Inbound means incoming traffic coming to your EC2 instances. For that you have to add inbound rule. For web server generally we use port 80.

Outbound means outgoing traffic from your EC2 instances. To connect internet or any browser you have to add outbound rule.

For a detailed, You can even check out the details of Inbound and Outbound with the help of AWS Cloud Migration.

Hope this will clear your doubt.

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answered Mar 4, 2020 by MD
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edited Sep 6, 2023 by Khan Sarfaraz
1.you gave example for outbound rule that to connect internet or any browser you have to add outbound rule

2.but for the inbound rule i want example will you please give me???


The inbound rule means incoming traffic. Say you have an EC2 instance. Now you want to do SSH into the instance. For that, you need to add one inbound rule on port 22.

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