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Is there any reason why I shouldn't set GatewayPorts yes in my sshd_config file if the hosts are only going to be internal to the network?

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Seems reasonably safe to do so; the only caveat is if there's any way for that machine to be compromised it's a bit less insecure than not. If it's a purely internal machine with no external ports forwarded to it or anything, it should be just fine.

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