ares_parse_ns_reply

NAME

ares_parse_ns_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type NS into a hostent

SYNOPSIS

#include <ares.h>

int ares_parse_ns_reply(const unsigned char *abuf, int alen, struct hostent **host);

DESCRIPTION

The ares_parse_ns_reply function parses the response to a query of type NS into a struct hostent . The parameters abuf and alen give the contents of the response. The result is stored in allocated memory and a pointer to it stored into the variable pointed to by host . The nameservers are stored into the aliases field of the host structure. It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting host structure using ares_free_hostent (3) when it is no longer needed.

RETURN VALUES

ares_parse_ns_reply can return any of the following values:

ARES_SUCCESS The response was successfully parsed.

ARES_EBADRESP The response was malformatted.

ARES_ENODATA The response did not contain an answer to the query.

ARES_ENOMEM Memory was exhausted.

SEE ALSO

ares_query (3) ares_free_hostent (3)

AUTHOR

Written by Vlad Dinulescu <vlad.dinulescu@avira.com>, on behalf of AVIRA Gmbh http://www.avira.com

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