ares_parse_txt_reply

NAME

ares_parse_txt_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type TXT

SYNOPSIS

#include <ares.h>
int ares_parse_txt_reply(const unsigned char* abuf, int alen,
struct ares_txt_reply **txt_out);
int ares_parse_txt_reply_ext(const unsigned char* abuf, int alen,
struct ares_txt_ext **txt_out);

DESCRIPTION

The ares_parse_txt_reply ( ares_parse_txt_reply_ext )function parses the response to a query of type TXT into a linked list (one element per sub-string) of struct ares_txt_reply ( struct ares_txt_ext ) 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 txt_out . It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting txt_out structure when it is no longer needed using the function ares_free_data

The structure ares_txt_reply contains the following fields:

struct ares_txt_reply {
  struct ares_txt_reply  *next;
  unsigned int  length;
  unsigned char *txt;
};

The structure ares_txt_ext contains the following fields:

struct ares_txt_ext {
  struct ares_txt_ext  *next;
  unsigned int  length;
  unsigned char *txt;
  unsigned char record_start;
};

The record_start field in struct ares_txt_ext is 1 if this structure is a start of a TXT record, and 0 if the structure is a continuation of a previous record. The linked list of the struct ares_txt_ext will have at least one item with record_start equal to 1, and may have some items with record_start equal to 0 between them.

These sequences of struct ares_txt_ext (starting from the item with record_start equal to 1, and ending right before the record start item) may be treated as either components of a single TXT record or as a multi-parted TXT record, depending on particular use case.

RETURN VALUES

ares_parse_txt_reply ( ares_parse_txt_reply_ext )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.

AVAILABILITY

This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.7.0.

SEE ALSO

ares_query, ares_free_data

AUTHOR

Written by Jakub Hrozek <jhrozek@redhat.com>, on behalf of Red Hat, Inc http://www.redhat.com

Amended by Fedor Indutny <fedor@indutny.com>, on behalf of PayPal, Inc https://www.paypal.com

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