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i'm trying to create an ethernet alias for eth0 network device for two EC2 instances following instructions in this tuotorial guide http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/ubuntu-linux-creating-ethernet-alias-for-eth0-network-device.html

but i could connect from 1st instance to 2nd one via alias

any ideas regarding my issue

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This can't be done on EC2. The network doesn't work that way. –  womble May 13 '12 at 11:27

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To make sure the new alias (virtual interface) is working, you can try to ping the new assigned IP locally from each node. If you got a reply, it ensures you defined the new alias correctly.

If you could not connect from one instance to another using the new alias, you may not be allowed to the assigned IPs or you have a routing/network issue.

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