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ARES_QUERY

ARES_QUERY

Section: C Library Functions (3) Updated: 24 July 1998
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NAME

ares_query - Initiate a single-question DNS query  

SYNOPSIS

#include <ares.h>

typedef void (*ares_callback)(void *arg, int status,

void ares_query(ares_channel channel, const char *name,
int dnsclass, int type, ares_callback callback,
 

DESCRIPTION

The ares_query function initiates a single-question DNS query on the name service channel identified by channel. The parameter name gives the query name as a NUL-terminated C string of period-separated labels optionally ending with a period; periods and backslashes within a label must be escaped with a backslash. The parameters dnsclass and type give the class and type of the query using the values defined in <arpa/nameser.h>. When the query is complete or has failed, the ares library will invoke callback. Completion or failure of the query may happen immediately, or may happen during a later call to ares_process(3) or ares_destroy(3).

The callback argument arg is copied from the ares_query argument arg. The callback argument status indicates whether the query succeeded and, if not, how it failed. It may have any of the following values:

ARES_SUCCESS
The query completed successfully.
ARES_ENODATA
The query completed but contains no answers.
ARES_EFORMERR
The query completed but the server claims that the query was malformatted.
ARES_ESERVFAIL
The query completed but the server claims to have experienced a failure. (This code can only occur if the ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP flag was specified at channel initialization time; otherwise, such responses are ignored at the ares_send(3) level.)
ARES_ENOTFOUND
The query completed but the queried-for domain name was not found.
ARES_ENOTIMP
The query completed but the server does not implement the operation requested by the query. (This code can only occur if the ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP flag was specified at channel initialization time; otherwise, such responses are ignored at the ares_send(3) level.)
ARES_EREFUSED
The query completed but the server refused the query. (This code can only occur if the ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP flag was specified at channel initialization time; otherwise, such responses are ignored at the ares_send(3) level.)
ARES_EBADNAME
The query name name could not be encoded as a domain name, either because it contained a zero-length label or because it contained a label of more than 63 characters.
ARES_ETIMEOUT
No name servers responded within the timeout period.
ARES_ECONNREFUSED
No name servers could be contacted.
ARES_ENOMEM
Memory was exhausted.
ARES_EDESTRUCTION
The name service channel channel is being destroyed; the query will not be completed.

The callback argument timeouts reports how many times a query timed out during the execution of the given request.

If the query completed (even if there was something wrong with it, as indicated by some of the above error codes), the callback argument abuf points to a result buffer of length alen. If the query did not complete, abuf will be NULL and alen will be 0.  

SEE ALSO

ares_process(3)  

AUTHOR

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


 

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