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Date:      Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:23:17 +0000 (UTC)
From:      John Case <case@SDF.ORG>
Subject:   Locked out of FreeBSD EC2 image - trying to figure out why ...
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I added this ipfw line to my ec2 image and then rebooted it, and am unable 
to connect over the network now:

deny ip from,, to any
deny ip from,,,, 
to any

The private IP that my instance uses is in the 172.31.xx.xx block, so is 
it my blocking of that is causing the problem ?

I assigned a fixed "elastic" Ip to the instance in the hopes that amazon 
would fire up the instance and give it that *real* IP when it dhcp'd an 
address, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  Is there any way to force 
amazon to give it a real IP so I can log into this system ?


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