ec2 instance is unable to ping


i have an instance in public subnet , with routes pointing to igw , we have outbound rules open as well. we cannot ping to any public ip's & traceroute gies nowhere!

[ec2-user@ip- ~]$ traceroute traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 * * * 2 * * * 3 * * * 4 * * * 5 * * * 6 * * * 7 * * *

2 Answers

Hi, this is Abhi from AWS. If you have ensure that the instance in question has a public IP address, is in a public subnet, and in a subnet with a default route via IGW, I would recommend reviewing this post to troubleshoot connectivity issues.

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reviewed a year ago

Thanks Abhi, i figured the instance did not have a EIP or public ip , afetr adding one , we are able to communicate.

Thanks for answering

answered a year ago

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