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.TH ARES_PARSE_SOA_REPLY 3 "29 May 2012"
.SH NAME
ares_parse_soa_reply \- Parse a reply to a DNS query of type SOA
.SH SYNOPSIS
.nf
.B #include <ares.h>
.PP
.B int ares_parse_soa_reply(const unsigned char* \fIabuf\fP, int \fIalen\fP,
.B struct ares_soa_reply** \fIsoa_out\fP);
.fi
.SH DESCRIPTION
The
.B ares_parse_soa_reply
function parses the response to a query of type SOA into a
.IR struct\ ares_soa_reply .
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 soa_out .
It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting
.IR soa_out
structure when it is no longer needed using the function
.B ares_free_data
.PP
The structure
.I ares_soa_reply
contains the following fields:
.sp
.in +4n
.nf
struct ares_soa_reply {
char *nsname;
char *hostmaster;
unsigned int serial;
unsigned int refresh;
unsigned int retry;
unsigned int expire;
unsigned int minttl;
};
.fi
.in
.PP
.SH RETURN VALUES
.B ares_parse_soa_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 AVAILABILITY
This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.9.0.
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR ares_query (3)
.BR ares_free_data (3)
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