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I use the following command to set up a reverse tunnel:

ssh -i dev.pem -vvv -R 8480:localhost:8080 user@host.com "sleep 6000"

What ends up happening is that ssh starts to listen to the lo device, rather than on the eth0 device (binds to instead of the remove public ip).

Any clues how this behavior can be altered?

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whati f you say *:8480 ? –  barlop Apr 1 '14 at 11:49

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Enable GatewayPorts in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Reference: http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/ssh-port-forwarding

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