ares_cancel man page

ares_cancel — Cancel a resolve


#include <ares.h>

void ares_cancel(ares_channel channel)


The ares_cancel(3) function cancels all lookups/requests made on the the name service channel identified by channel. ares_cancel(3) invokes the callbacks for each pending query on the channel, passing a status of ARES_ECANCELLED. These calls give the callbacks a chance to clean up any state which might have been stored in their arguments. If such a callback invocation adds a new request to the channel, that request will not be cancelled by the current invocation of ares_cancel(3).

See Also

ares_init(3) ares_destroy(3)


This function was added in c-ares 1.2.0

c-ares 1.6.0 and earlier pass a status of ARES_ETIMEOUT instead of ARES_ECANCELLED.


Dirk Manske

Referenced By

ares_destroy(3), ares_gethostbyaddr(3), ares_gethostbyname(3), ares_getnameinfo(3), ares_library_cleanup(3).

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31 March 2004