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ARES_PARSE_NS_REPLY(3) Library Functions Manual ARES_PARSE_NS_REPLY(3)


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


#include <ares.h>
int ares_parse_ns_reply(const unsigned char *abuf, int alen,

struct hostent **host);


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.


ares_parse_ns_reply 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.


ares_query(3), ares_free_hostent(3)


Written by Vlad Dinulescu <>, on behalf of AVIRA Gmbh

10 February 2007