ares_parse_srv_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type SRV


#include <ares.h>
int ares_parse_srv_reply(const unsigned char* abuf, int alen,
                         struct ares_srv_reply** srv_out);


The ares_parse_srv_reply function parses the response to a query of type SRV into a linked list of struct ares_srv_reply The parameters abuf and 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 srv_out. It is the caller's responsibility to free the resulting srv_out structure when it is no longer needed using the function ares_free_data.

The structure ares_srv_reply contains the following fields:

struct ares_srv_reply {
    struct ares_srv_reply  *next;
    unsigned short weight;
    unsigned short priority;
    unsigned short port;
    char *host;

Return values

ares_parse_srv_reply can return any of the following values:

ARES_SUCCESS The response was successfully parsed.

ARES_EBADRESP The response was malformatted.

ARES_ENODATA The response did not contain an answer to the query.

ARES_ENOMEM Memory was exhausted.


This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.7.0.

See also

ares_query(3) ares_free_data(3)


Written by Jakub Hrozek <>, on behalf of Red Hat, Inc

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