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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(3), ares_parse_aaaa_reply(3), or ares_parse_ptr_reply(3).

NOTES

       It is not necessary (and is not correct) to free the host structure passed to the callback
       functions  for  ares_gethostbyname(3)  or ares_gethostbyaddr(3). 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.

                                           23 July 1998                      ARES_FREE_HOSTENT(3)