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NAME

       ares_query - Initiate a single-question DNS query

SYNOPSIS

       #include <ares.h>

       typedef void (*ares_callback)(void *arg, int status,
       int timeouts, unsigned char *abuf, int alen)

       void ares_query(ares_channel channel, const char *name,
            int dnsclass, int type, ares_callback callback,
       void *arg)

DESCRIPTION

       The  ares_query function initiates a single-question DNS query on the name service channel
       identified by channel.  The parameter name gives the query  name  as  a  NUL-terminated  C
       string of period-separated labels optionally ending with a period; periods and backslashes
       within a label must be escaped with a backslash.  The parameters dnsclass  and  type  give
       the  class  and  type of the query using the values defined in <arpa/nameser.h>.  When the
       query is complete or has failed, the ares library will  invoke  callback.   Completion  or
       failure  of  the  query  may  happen  immediately,  or  may  happen during a later call to
       ares_process(3) or ares_destroy(3).

       The callback argument arg is copied  from  the  ares_query  argument  arg.   The  callback
       argument  status indicates whether the query succeeded and, if not, how it failed.  It may
       have any of the following values:

       ARES_SUCCESS       The query completed successfully.

       ARES_ENODATA       The query completed but contains no answers.

       ARES_EFORMERR      The  query  completed  but  the  server  claims  that  the  query   was
                          malformatted.

       ARES_ESERVFAIL     The  query  completed  but  the  server  claims  to  have experienced a
                          failure.  (This code can only occur if the  ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP  flag
                          was specified at channel initialization time; otherwise, such responses
                          are ignored at the ares_send(3) level.)

       ARES_ENOTFOUND     The query completed but the queried-for domain name was not found.

       ARES_ENOTIMP       The query completed but the server does  not  implement  the  operation
                          requested   by   the   query.    (This  code  can  only  occur  if  the
                          ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP flag  was  specified  at  channel  initialization
                          time; otherwise, such responses are ignored at the ares_send(3) level.)

       ARES_EREFUSED      The  query  completed but the server refused the query.  (This code can
                          only occur if the ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP flag was specified  at  channel
                          initialization  time;  otherwise,  such  responses  are  ignored at the
                          ares_send(3) level.)

       ARES_EBADNAME      The query name name could not be  encoded  as  a  domain  name,  either
                          because  it  contained  a  zero-length  label or because it contained a
                          label of more than 63 characters.

       ARES_ETIMEOUT      No name servers responded within the timeout period.

       ARES_ECONNREFUSED  No name servers could be contacted.

       ARES_ENOMEM        Memory was exhausted.

       ARES_EDESTRUCTION  The name service channel channel is being destroyed; the query will not
                          be completed.

       The  callback  argument  timeouts  reports  how  many  times  a query timed out during the
       execution of the given request.

       If the query completed (even if there was something wrong with it, as indicated by some of
       the  above  error  codes),  the callback argument abuf points to a result buffer of length
       alen.  If the query did not complete, abuf will be NULL and alen will be 0.

SEE ALSO

       ares_process(3)

AUTHOR

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

                                           24 July 1998                             ARES_QUERY(3)