Last built 10 months ago using go version go1.7.5 linux/amd64 and 90 seconds of time
gimme_ec2 is a small utility to start up an EC2-Classic instance, SSH into it and shutting it down again after the SSH connection is closed gracefully. The main purpose for me to write it was I sometimes need a machine to do things with a good internet connection or to test things on a plain Linux machine (maybe in the USA or other countries).
Basically this is a “SSH me into a throw-away-instance”-utility
# Usage of ./gimme_ec2: --image="ami-3455d547": Image to launch the EC2 instance from --instance-name="gimme-ec2-instance": Name of the instance for later resume --instance-type="m3.large": Type of the instance to start -k, --key-name="": SSH key name to access the EC2 instance (must already exist) --no-shutdown[=false]: Leave instance running for resuming connection later --region="eu-west-1": Region to start the EC2 in --security-group="gimme-ec2-security": Name of the EC2 security group to start the instance with --ssh-port=22: SSH port to use (default is 22) --ssh-wait="2m": How long to wait for SSH connection to become available -u, --user="ubuntu": User to use for SSH connection --version[=false]: Print version and exit
You need to set typical AWS environment variables, by example using awsenv:
# awsenv run private -- gimme_ec2 -k mykey 2016/04/17 15:37:52 Started instance i-acbc1c20 with hostname ec2-54-228-163-53.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com, trying to open SSH connection now... Welcome to Ubuntu 15.10 (GNU/Linux 4.2.0-35-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ Get cloud support with Ubuntu Advantage Cloud Guest: http://www.ubuntu.com/business/services/cloud 0 packages can be updated. 0 updates are security updates. Last login: Sun Apr 17 13:35:56 2016 from 188.8.131.52 To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>". See "man sudo_root" for details. ubuntu@ip-10-12-175-37:~$