Wednesday, 4 May 2016

'Connection to timed out' using VPC S3 Endpoint

A quick post to point you in the right direction if you are getting connection time out errors using the AWS CLI or Boto with AWS S3 VPC Endpoints in a private subnet. The two most likely causes of this are:

1. Your bucket name contains dots.
To work around this you can specify the region of the bucket, for example:
aws --region eu-west-1 s3 ls s3://bucket.with.dots/

2. You are trying to access a bucket in a different region.
This is not supported by VPC Endpoints, see the restrictions here.