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From mpat...@inforelay.com
Subject RE: Networking question
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:05:08 GMT
> 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.


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