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.TH ARES_PARSE_SOA_REPLY 3 "29 May 2012"
ares_parse_soa_reply \- Parse a reply to a DNS query of type SOA
.B #include <ares.h>
.B int ares_parse_soa_reply(const unsigned char* \fIabuf\fP, int \fIalen\fP,
.B struct ares_soa_reply** \fIsoa_out\fP);
.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
.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
The structure
.I ares_soa_reply
contains the following fields:
.in +4n
struct ares_soa_reply {
char *nsname;
char *hostmaster;
unsigned int serial;
unsigned int refresh;
unsigned int retry;
unsigned int expire;
unsigned int minttl;
.B ares_parse_soa_reply
can return any of the following values:
.TP 15
The response was successfully parsed.
.TP 15
The response was malformatted.
.TP 15
The response did not contain an answer to the query.
.TP 15
Memory was exhausted.
This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.9.0.
.BR ares_query (3)
.BR ares_free_data (3)
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