Section: C Library Functions (3)
Updated: 25 July 1998
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ares_parse_a_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type A
int ares_parse_a_reply(const unsigned char *abuf, int alen,
struct hostent **host,
struct ares_addrttl *addrttls, int *naddrttls);
function parses the response to a query of type A into a
and/or an array of
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
if host is nonnull.
It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting host structure
when it is no longer needed.
are both nonnull,
then up to *naddrttls
records are stored in the array pointed to by addrttls,
and then *naddrttls is set to the number of records so stored.
Note that the memory for these records is supplied by the caller.
can return any of the following values:
The response was successfully parsed.
The response was malformatted.
The response did not contain an answer to the query.
Memory was exhausted.
Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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