Host-target communications

For Windows and Linux hosts, the IDE supports host-target communications using either an IP address or a serial connection; we recommend both. If you have only a serial link, you'll be able to debug a program, but you'll need an IP link in order to use any of the advanced diagnostic tools in the IDE.

Target systems need to run the target agent (qconn). For more information about qconn, see Target agent (the qconn daemon) in the IDE Concepts chapter.

Note: Ensure that you occasionally check the Download area on our website for updated versions of qconn. You can use the IDE Software Updates manager (Help > QNX Software Updates; for more information see Updating the IDE using the Software Updates Manager in the Getting Started chapter.