How does the 'Local HTML files' local connection option work?
An reverse ssh tunnel is created from a Java applet running on your machine which connects to CrossBrowserTesting.com. A small web server is also temporarily run by this same Java applet. Requests for the domain 'http://local/' will be directed to this temporary web server which is running on your machine. You will specify the 'root directory' that this web server is pointed to.
When running a Live Test or Screenshot Test:
Entering 'http://local/' will access the directory index of the folder specified during setup.
Entering 'http://local/yourfile.html' will access the 'yourfile.html' page in the directory.
Any requests for other domains other than 'http://local/' will not come through your tunnel - they will be sent directly to the web site.
Requirements / limitations:
Outbound ssh requests to port 22 on CrossBrowserTesting.com must be allowed via your firewall.
Only requests for 'http://local/' will be sent to this temporary web server.