int ares_expand_name(const unsigned char *encoded,
const unsigned char *abuf, int alen, char **s,
DESCRIPTIONThe ares_expand_name function converts a DNS-encoded domain name to a dot-separated C string. The argument encoded gives the beginning of the encoded domain name, and the arguments abuf and alen give the containing message buffer (necessary for the processing of indirection pointers within the encoded domain name). The result is placed in a NUL-terminated allocated buffer, a pointer to which is stored in the variable pointed to by s. The length of the encoded name is stored in the variable pointed to by enclen so that the caller can advance past the encoded domain name to read further data in the message.
Use ares_free_string(3) to free the allocated hostname.
RETURN VALUESares_expand_name can return any of the following values:
- Expansion of the encoded name succeeded.
- The encoded domain name was malformed and could not be expanded.
- Memory was exhausted.
AUTHORGreg Hudson, MIT Information Systems
Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.