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Describes one or more of your Internet gateways.
One or more Internet gateway IDs.
The name of a filter. See the Supported Filters section for a list of supported filter names.
A value for the filter. See the Supported Filters section for a list of supported values for each filter.
You can specify filters so that the response includes information for only certain Internet gateways. For example, you can use a filter to specify that you're interested in the Internet gateways with particular tags. You can specify multiple values for a filter. The response includes information for an Internet gateway only if it matches at least one of the filter values that you specified.
You can specify multiple filters; for example, specify Internet gateways that are attached to a specific VPC and have a specific tag. The response includes information for an Internet gateway only if it matches all the filters that you specified. If there's no match, no special message is returned, the response is simply empty.
You can use wildcards in a filter value. An asterisk (*) matches zero or more characters, and a question mark (?) matches exactly one character. You can escape special characters using a backslash (\) before the character. For example, a value of
\*amazon\?\\ searches for the literal string
The following are the available filters.
The current state of the attachment between the gateway and the VPC. Returned only if a VPC is attached.
The ID of an attached VPC.
The ID of the Internet gateway.
The key of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the
tag-value filter. For example, if you use both the filter "
tag-key=Purpose" and the filter "
tag-value=X", you get any resources assigned both the tag key
Purpose (regardless of what the tag's value is), and the tag value
X (regardless of what the tag's key is). If you want to list only resources where Purpose is X, see the
For more information about tags, see Tagging Your Resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
The value of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the
Filters the response based on a specific tag/value combination.
Example: To list just the resources that have been assigned tag Purpose=X, specify:
Example: To list just resources that have been assigned tag Purpose=X OR Purpose=Y, specify:
The following elements are returned in a
The ID of the request.
A list of Internet gateways, each one wrapped in an
This example describes your Internet gateways.
<DescribeInternetGatewaysResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2013-02-01/"> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <internetGatewaySet> <item> <internetGatewayId>igw-eaad4883EXAMPLE</internetGatewayId> <attachmentSet> <item> <vpcId>vpc-11ad4878</vpcId> <state>available</state> </item> </attachmentSet> <tagSet/> </item> </internetGatewaySet> </DescribeInternetGatewaysResponse>