ares_gethostbyaddr - Initiate a host query by address
typedef void (*ares_host_callback)(void *arg, int status,
struct hostent *hostent)
void ares_gethostbyaddr(ares_channel channel, const void *addr,
int addrlen, int family, ares_host_callback callback,
The ares_gethostbyaddr function initiates a host query by address on
the name service channel identified by channel. The parameters addr
and addrlen give the address as a series of bytes, and family gives the
type of address. 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_gethostbyaddr
argument arg. The callback argument status indicates whether the query
succeeded and, if not, how it failed. It may have any of the following
ARES_SUCCESS The host lookup completed successfully.
ARES_ENOTIMP The ares library does not know how to look up
addresses of type family.
ARES_ENOTFOUND The address addr was not found.
ARES_ENOMEM Memory was exhausted.
ARES_EDESTRUCTION The name service channel channel is being destroyed;
the query will not be completed.
On successful completion of the query, the callback argument hostent
points to a struct hostent containing the name of the host returned by
the query. The callback need not and should not attempt to free the
memory pointed to by hostent; the ares library will free it when the
callback returns. If the query did not complete successfully, hostent
will be NULL.
Greg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
24 July 1998