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       ares_parse_txt_reply - Parse a reply to a DNS query of type TXT


       #include <ares.h>

       int ares_parse_txt_reply(const unsigned char* abuf, int alen,
       struct ares_txt_reply **txt_out);


       The  ares_parse_txt_reply  function  parses  the response to a query of
       type TXT into a linked list of  struct  ares_txt_reply  The  parameters
       abuf  and alen give the contents of the response.  The result is stored
       in allocated memory and a  pointer  to  it  stored  into  the  variable
       pointed  to  by txt_out.  It is the caller’s responsibility to free the
       resulting txt_out structure when it  is  no  longer  needed  using  the
       function ares_free_data

       The structure ares_txt_reply contains the following fields:

           struct ares_txt_reply {
             struct ares_txt_reply  *next;
             unsigned int  length;
             unsigned char *txt;


       ares_parse_txt_reply can return any of the following values:

       ARES_SUCCESS   The response was successfully parsed.

       ARES_EBADRESP  The response was malformatted.

       ARES_ENODATA   The response did not contain an answer to the query.

       ARES_ENOMEM    Memory was exhausted.


       This function was first introduced in c-ares version 1.7.0.


       ares_query(3) ares_free_data(3)


       Written by Jakub Hrozek <>, on behalf of Red Hat, Inc

                                27 October 2009