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NAME

       getdns_general, getdns_general_sync -- do a getdns DNS lookup

LIBRARY

       DNS Resolver library (libgetdns, -lgetdns)

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdns.h>

       getdns_return_t
       getdns_general (getdns_context *context,
          const char *name,
          uint16_t request_type
          getdns_dict *extensions,
          void *userarg,
          getdns_transaction_t *transaction_id,
          getdns_callback_t callbackfn)

       getdns_return_t
       getdns_general_sync (getdns_context *context,
          const char *name,
          uint16_t request_type
          getdns_dict *extensions,
          getdns_dict **response)

DESCRIPTION

       The  getdns_general(3)  and getdns_general_sync functions provide public entry points into
       the getdns API library to retrieve any valid responses to a query from the DNS (note  that
       other  namespaces  in the context are not used).   Most typical use cases for applications
       are probably satisfied via calls to getdns_address(3) which would replace getaddrinfo(3).

       context A pointer to the previsouly created DNS context that is to be used with  this  DNS
          request. see getdns_context (3)

       name  The  ASCII-based domain name looked up as a string. This can also be an IPv4 or IPv6
          address for request types that take addresses instead of domain names, such as PTR. The
          values  here  follow the rules in section 2.1 of RFC 4343 to allow non-ASCII octets and
          special characters in labels.

       request_type Specifies the RRtype for the query; the RRtype numbers are listed in the IANA
          registry. For example, to get the NS records, request_type would be 2. The API also has
          defined macros for most of the RRtypes by name; the definition  names  all  start  with
          "GETDNS_RRTYPE_". For example, to get the NS records, you can also set the request_type
          to GETDNS_RRTYPE_NS.

       extensions extensions for this request, NULL if no extensions, see  libgetnds  (3)  for  a
          detailed description of extensions

       userarg returned to the callback function untouched, can be NULL

       transaction_id  populated  by  the  API  and used to identify the callback (for example to
          getdns_cancel_callback), can be NULL, set to 0 if the function fails

       callbackfn non-NULL pointer to a callback function defined by the  application,  typically
          used  to  process  the  response.  Only  the  asynchronous signature accepts a callback
          function, the synchronous signature does not include a callback.  See libgetdns (3) for
          a more detailed discussion of callback functions.

       response  A  getdns_dict  type  is returned in response and always contains at least three
          names: replies_full (a list containing the DNS response as binary  data),  replies_tree
          (a  list  containing  the  parsed  DNS response data) and status (an int).  The storage
          associated with this must be freed by a call to getdns_free_sync_request_memory (3).

RETURN VALUES

       Upon successful  completion  the  functions  return  GETDNS_RETURN_GOOD  ,  otherwise  the
       following error values are returned:

       GETDNS_RETURN_BAD_CONTEXT  if  the  context pointer is invalid or the context has internal
       deficiencies

       GETDNS_RETURN_BAD_DOMAIN_NAME if the domain name passed to the function is invalid

       GETDNS_RETURN_EXTENSION_MISFORMAT if the data  type  specified  in  one  or  more  of  the
       extensions does not match the specifications

       GETDNS_RETURN_GENERIC_ERROR  if some problem was encountered in the function not addressed
       by one of the more specific return codes

       GETDNS_RETURN_INVALID PARAMETER if one or more parameters has an invalid value

       GETDNS_RETURN_MEMORY_ERROR if unable to allocate the memory required

       GETDNS_RETURN_NO_SUCH_EXTENSION if one or more of the strings specified in the  extensions
       are not valid

       The values of status included in the response parameter are:

       GETDNS_RESPSTATUS_GOOD if at least one response was returned

       GETDNS_RESPSTATUS_NO_NAME if queries for the name yielded all negative responses

       GETDNS_RESPSTATUS_ALL_TIMEOUT if all queries for the name timed out

       GETDNS_RESPSTATUS_NO_SECURE_ANSWERS  if  only secure replies accepted (per context) and at
       least one response was received but no DNS responses were secure through DNSSEC

       For a more detailed explanation of the response object see libgetdns (3)

REQUEST TYPES

       This is a list of the most common request types, a full list  of  request  types  in  more
       detail is available at http://www.iana.org/assignments/dns-parameters/dns-parameters.xml

          A          Host address

          AAAA       IPv6 address

          CAA        Certificate Authority Authorization

          CNAME      Canonical name for an alias

          DLV        DNSSEC lookaside validation

          DNAME      DNAME

          DS         Delegation signer

          HINFO      Host information

          KEY        Security key

          MINFO      Mailbox or mail list information

          MX         Mail exchange

          NS         Authoritative name server

          NSEC       Next secure record

          NSEC3      Next secure record (hashed)

          NSEC3PARAM NSEC3PARAM

          PTR        Domain name pointer

          RRSIG      Signature for a record set

          SIG        Security signature

          SOA        Marks the start of a zone of authority

          SRV        Server selection

          TA         DNSSEC trust authorities

          TKEY       Transaction key

          TLSA       TLSA

          TSIG       Transaction signature

          TXT        Text strings

EXAMPLES

       TBD

FILES

       /etc/hosts
       /etc/resolv.conf

SEE ALSO

       libgetdns(3),  getdns_address(3),  getdns_context(3),  getdns_free_sync_request_memory(3),
       getdns_hostname(3), getdns_service(3),