ares_free_hostent man page

ares_free_hostent — Free host structure allocated by ares functions


#include <ares.h>

void ares_free_hostent(struct hostent *host)


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).


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)


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

Referenced By

ares_gethostbyname_file(3), ares_parse_aaaa_reply(3), ares_parse_a_reply(3), ares_parse_ns_reply(3), ares_parse_ptr_reply(3).

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23 July 1998