ares_free_hostent

NAME

ares_free_hostent - Free host structure allocated by ares functions

SYNOPSIS

#include <ares.h>
void ares_free_hostent(struct hostent *host)

DESCRIPTION

The ares_free_hostent function frees a struct hostent allocated by one of the functions ares_parse_a_reply, ares_parse_aaaa_reply, or ares_parse_ptr_reply.

NOTES

It is not necessary (and is not correct) to free the host structure passed to the callback functions for ares_gethostbyname or ares_gethostbyaddr. c-ares will automatically free such host structures when the callback returns.

SEE ALSO

ares_parse_a_reply(3), ares_parse_aaaa_reply(3), ares_parse_ptr_reply(3), ares_parse_ns_reply(3)

AUTHOR

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

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