help wanted! please review ec2 quickstart docs

Jared K. Smith jsmith at
Thu Mar 13 21:07:22 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Jared K. Smith
<jsmith at>wrote:

> I'd be happy to review this a bit later, and give feedback to robyduck.

A few things I've noticed in going through the document:

* The URL for AWS pricing has changed from to
* Please make sure the .iamrc file gets created in the user's home
directory.  This wasn't explicitly mentioned in the instructions.
* In the "Creating a key pair" section, there's an extra percentage sign
(%) in the first paragraph
* In your ssh example, you log in as the "ec2-user" user, when you should
log in as the "fedora" user on the Fedora AMIs.
* It would probably be helpful to explain where to find the various AMIs
for Fedora images in the various regions (

Jared Smith
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