Enable outbound IPv6 traffic using an egress-only internet gateway - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud

Enable outbound IPv6 traffic using an egress-only internet gateway

An egress-only internet gateway is a horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC component that allows outbound communication over IPv6 from instances in your VPC to the internet, and prevents the internet from initiating an IPv6 connection with your instances.

Note
  • An egress-only internet gateway is for use with IPv6 traffic only. To enable outbound-only internet communication over IPv4, use a NAT gateway instead. For more information, see NAT gateways.

  • There is no charge for an egress-only internet gateway, but there are data transfer charges for EC2 instances that use internet gateways. For more information, see Amazon EC2 On-Demand Pricing.