An encrypted tunnel is created between your machine and CrossBrowserTesting.com. A small web server is also temporarily run by this tunnel. 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 , Screenshot Test, or Selenium 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.
Only requests for ‘http://local/’ will be sent to this temporary web server. Any other requests for domains will be sent directly to the web site.
Requirements / limitations:
- Outbound ssh requests to port 443, SSL on CrossBrowserTesting.com must be allowed via your firewall.
- NOTE: The Java tunnel options are deprecated and will not be supported in the near future.