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       ares_send - Initiate a DNS query


       #include <ares.h>

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

       void ares_send(ares_channel channel, const unsigned char *qbuf,
            int qlen, ares_callback callback, void *arg)


       The  ares_send  function  initiates  a DNS query on the name service channel identified by
       channel.  The parameters qbuf and qlen give the DNS query, which should already have  been
       formatted  according  to  the DNS protocol.  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_send 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.

       ARES_EBADQUERY     The  query  buffer  was  poorly  formed  (was not long enough for a DNS
                          header or was too long for TCP transmission).

       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, 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.

       Unless  the  flag  ARES_FLAG_NOCHECKRESP was set at channel initialization time, ares_send
       will normally ignore responses whose questions do not match the questions in qbuf, as well
       as  responses  with  reply  codes  of  SERVFAIL,  NOTIMP, and REFUSED.  Unlike other query
       functions in the ares library, however, ares_send does not inspect the header of the reply
       packet  to  determine  the  error  status,  so  a callback status of ARES_SUCCESS does not
       reflect as much about the response as for other query functions.




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

                                           25 July 1998                              ARES_SEND(3)