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.TH ARES_PARSE_A_REPLY 3 "25 July 1998"
.SH NAME
ares_parse_a_reply \- Parse a reply to a DNS query of type A
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.B #include <ares.h>
.PP
.B int ares_parse_a_reply(const unsigned char *\fIabuf\fP, int \fIalen\fP,
.B struct hostent **\fIhost\fP,
.B struct ares_addrttl *\fIaddrttls\fP, int *\fInaddrttls\fP);
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B ares_parse_a_reply
function parses the response to a query of type A into a
.BR "struct hostent"
and/or an array of
.BR "struct ares_addrttls" .
The parameters
.I abuf
and
.I 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
.IR host ,
if host is nonnull.
It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting host structure
using
.BR ares_free_hostent (3)
when it is no longer needed.
.PP
If
.IR addrttls
and
.IR naddrttls
are both nonnull,
then up to *naddrttls
.BR "struct ares_addrttl"
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.
.SH RETURN VALUES
.B ares_parse_a_reply
can return any of the following values:
.TP 15
.B ARES_SUCCESS
The response was successfully parsed.
.TP 15
.B ARES_EBADRESP
The response was malformatted.
.TP 15
.B ARES_ENODATA
The response did not contain an answer to the query.
.TP 15
.B ARES_ENOMEM
Memory was exhausted.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR ares_gethostbyname (3),
.BR ares_free_hostent (3)
.SH AUTHOR
Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
.br
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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