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Accessing Amazon EC2 Instance information from the command line using curl

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http://www.linux.com – If you use Amazon Web Services EC2 for virtualising your infrastructure, you may find that once you have a few instances started, that it may be hard (especially if you aren't using a configuration management tool) to trace back 'which machine belongs to what security group?' or 'which AMI did I use to bring up this instance?.' Well theres a few quick tricks you can use to get some info out of your running instances. To do this you need to access the instances meta-data, Read More... (General)