I have a public subnet with ec2 instnaces. The route table has
0.0.0.0/0 IGW (Internet Gateway) as default.
I tested adding a public IP address to my instance (
188.8.131.52/32 as reported by curl
ifconfig.co) and when I ssh to that ec2 it returns this IP address, which I expected.
1) My question is since NAT is only for outbound traffic, how they communicate when it sends request or quote to other sites?
2) If I switch IGW (internet gateway) to NAT for public subnet will it mask all outbound traffic to NAT IP address and still able to communicate with other sites?