ares_parse_ptr_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type PTR into a hostent
int ares_parse_ptr_reply(const unsigned char *abuf, int alen,
const void *addr, int addrlen, int family,
struct hostent **host);
function parses the response to a query of type
PTR into a struct hostent
. The parameters abuf
give the contents of the response. The parameters addr
specify which address was queried for; they are not used to
verify the response, merely used to fill in the address of the struct
. The resulting struct hostent
is stored in allocated memory
and a pointer to it stored into the variable pointed to by host
. It is
the caller's responsibility to free the resulting host structure using
when it is no longer needed.
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.