Is it possible to ping AWS EC2 instance

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I wish to ping a running  EC2 instance in AWS. But when I try to ping it from my local box it is not available.

Can I Ping it?
Apr 9, 2018 in AWS by brat_1
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2 answers to this question.

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Start by adding a new EC2 security group inbound rule. That should solve your problem, following are the details

  • Type: Custom ICMP rule
  • Protocol: Echo Request
  • Port: N/A
  • Source: your choice
I hope this helps
answered Apr 9, 2018 by hemant
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You have to edit the Security Group to which your EC2 instance belongs and allow access (or alternatively create a new one and add the instance to it).

By default everything is denied. The exception you need to add to the Security Group depends on the service you need to make available to the internet.

If it is a webserver you will need to allow access to port 80 for 0.0.0.0/0 (which means any IP address).

To allow pinging the instance you need to enable ICMP traffic.

The AWS Web Console provides some of the most commonly used options in the relevant dropdown list.

answered Sep 6, 2018 by eatcodesleeprepeat
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