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.TH ARES_DESTROY 3 "7 December 2004"
.SH NAME
ares_destroy \- Destroy a resolver channel
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.B #include <ares.h>
.PP
.B void ares_destroy(ares_channel \fIchannel\fP)
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B ares_destroy
function destroys the name service channel identified by
.IR channel ,
freeing all memory and closing all sockets used by the channel.
.B ares_destroy
invokes the callbacks for each pending query on the channel, passing a
status of
.BR ARES_EDESTRUCTION .
These calls give the callbacks a chance to clean up any state which
might have been stored in their arguments. A callback must not add new
requests to a channel being destroyed.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR ares_init (3),
.BR ares_cancel (3)
.SH AUTHOR
Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
.br
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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