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From Will Chan <>
Subject RE: Networking question
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:38:05 GMT
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> Subject: RE: Networking question
> > In basic mode, security groups are used for segregation but VMs are
> > only allowed one network to live in.  Why?  Why couldn't an instance
> > in basic mode belong to multiple networks?
> No good reason. My comment about the ready availability of good-enough
> hardware was not meant to imply that I supported nor could conceivably
> defend that little gem. When I read it in the manual, I was like "you gotta be
> kidding me."
> > So my question is what is the reasoning as to why basic mode allows
> > for instances to attach to a single network?
> I suspect if you go back far enough in time, you'll probably find an email
> thread that says in effect "AWS only gives you one network, so that should
> be good enough (for now) for everybody". Except the "we'll fix that later"
> hasn't materialized. I suspect unless you or somebody else who cares
> enough to do something about it starts submitting patches, it'll stay that
> way.

You are exactly right Matt.  We always intended our Basic Networking to mirror Amazon-style
so as you said, it can be done, we just never had the motivation to do it quite yet.  It will
require the community to help with patch submissions to enable this.

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