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Connect to Amazon Elasticache Redis outside of AWS

SSH port forwarding should do the trick. Try running this from you client:

Then from your client:

Changing the AWS Shell Prompt Without Affecting the Hostname

If you do not want to modify the hostname for your instance, but you would like to have a more useful system name (such as webserver) displayed than the private name supplied by AWS (for example, ip-12-34-56-78), you can edit the shell prompt configuration files to display your system nickname instead of the hostname.

Edit the file and change the shell prompt variable (PS1) to display your nickname instead of the hostname. Find the following line that sets the shell prompt in /etc/bashrc (several surrounding lines are shown below for context; look for the line that starts with [ “$PS1”):

And change the \h (the symbol for hostname) in that line to the value of the NICKNAME variable.

Log out and then log back in to pick up the new nickname value.

source: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/set-hostname.html

Retrieving the AWS Public Key for Your Key Pair on Linux

On a Linux instance, the public key content is placed in an entry within ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. This is done at boot time and enables you to securely access your instance without passwords. You can open this file in an editor to view the public key for your key pair. The following is an example entry for the key pair named my-key-pair. It consists of the public key followed by the name of the key pair.

You can use ssh-keygen to get the public key for your key pair. Run the following command on a computer to which you’ve downloaded your private key:

When prompted to enter the file in which the key is, specify the path to your .pem file; for example:

/path_to_key_pair/my-key-pair.pem

The command returns the public key.

If this command fails, ensure that you’ve changed the permissions on your key pair file so that only you can view it by running the following command:

source: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-key-pairs.html#retrieving-the-public-key