IDA is a Windows, Linux or Mac OS X hosted multi-processor disassembler and debugger that offers so many features it is hard to describe them all. Just grab an evaluation version if you want a test drive.
Debugging files on the three platforms IDA natively runs on (i.e., Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) is straightforward, and thanks to the power of remote debugging servers, it is possible to enable debugging of any executable, from any platform!
Look at how easy we’ve made it:
There! How’s that for simplicity: from anywhere, you can debug anything!
You can be sitting at a Mac OS X machine, and get to debug Windows programs on another machine – or even in a virtual machine (that’s actually how we enable kernel debugging. See details below!)
This, of course, is just an overview. Below, you will find a detailed table describing exactly what is supported, as well as some additional notes.
Cross-Platform Debugging Is Powerful!
IDA’s Cross-Platform debugging features these characteristics:
- Instant debugging, no need to wait for the analysis to be complete to start a debug session.
- Easy connection to both local and remote processes.
- Support for 64 bits systems and new connection possibilities.
- the debugger adds dynamic analysis to the information gathered statically by the disassembler.
- offers all the features expected from a debugger and more: remote debugger, tracing.
- remote debugger: target either Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and other machines in any combination.
- See ARM Windows CE Debugger
- Many other targets…