Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Unable to SSH to new AWS servers, until: route table

Symptoms: I've had an AWS account for years, and I went back and created some instances this past week but then I couldn't access them (via SSH: "Operation timed out"). One oddity was that my old instances had no VPC ID, but every new instance had one (and the VPC was created if none existed).

Solution: I found this troubleshooting guide for connecting, and I followed the step on route tables and added a route with a destination of and target of igw... (which is auto-filled with my internet gateway ID).

I've never had to do this before.  Hopefully I'll remember!