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NAME

       ares_init - Initialize a resolver channel

SYNOPSIS

       #include <ares.h>

       int ares_init(ares_channel *channelptr)

DESCRIPTION

       The  ares_init(3)  function initializes a communications channel for name service lookups.
       If it returns successfully, ares_init(3) will set the variable pointed to by channelptr to
       a   handle  used  to  identify  the  name  service  channel.   The  caller  should  invoke
       ares_destroy(3) on the handle when the channel is no longer needed.

       The ares_init_options(3) function is provide to offer more init alternatives.

RETURN VALUES

       ares_init(3) can return any of the following values:

       ARES_SUCCESS  Initialization succeeded.

       ARES_EFILE    A configuration file could not be read.

       ARES_ENOMEM   The process's available memory was exhausted.

       ARES_ENOTINITIALIZED
                     c-ares library initialization not yet performed.

NOTES

       When  initializing  from  /etc/resolv.conf,  ares_init(3)  reads  the  domain  and  search
       directives  to  allow lookups of short names relative to the domains specified. The domain
       and search directives override one another. If more that one instance of either domain  or
       search directives is specified, the last occurrence wins. For more information, please see
       the resolv.conf(5) manual page.

SEE ALSO

       ares_init_options(3),      ares_destroy(3),       ares_dup(3),       ares_library_init(3),
       ares_set_servers(3)

AUTHOR

       Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
       Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
       Copyright (C) 2004-2010 by Daniel Stenberg.

                                           5 March 2010                              ARES_INIT(3)