ares_parse_ptr_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type PTR into a hostent

#include <ares.h>
int ares_parse_ptr_reply(const unsigned char *abuf, int alen,
	const void *addr, int addrlen, int family,
struct hostent **host);

The ares_parse_ptr_reply function parses the response to a query of type PTR into a struct hostent. The parameters abuf and alen give the contents of the response. The parameters addr, addrlen, and family specify which address was queried for; they are not used to verify the response, merely used to fill in the address of the struct hostent. 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 ares_free_hostent(3) when it is no longer needed.

ares_parse_ptr_reply 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.

ares_gethostbyaddr(3), ares_free_hostent(3)

Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

25 July 1998