I went on to my amazon ec2 successfully and I have been experimenting around. I found it annoying that I needed to always run sudo on everything so what I decided to do was to go to the root directory and change the permissions of everything to write, write, and execute.
I did so doing the following
chmod -R 777
I then exited out of the server.
The next time I tried to log in I got
"ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer"
How can I fix this?