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CentOS 7.0 - man page for ares_free_data (centos section 3)

ARES_FREE_DATA(3)								ARES_FREE_DATA(3)

NAME
       ares_free_data - Free data allocated by several c-ares functions

SYNOPSIS
       #include <ares.h>

       void ares_free_data(void *dataptr)

       cc file.c -lcares

DESCRIPTION
       The ares_free_data(3) function frees one or more data structures allocated and returned by
       several c-ares functions. Specifically the data returned by the following  list	of  func-
       tions must be deallocated using this function.

       ares_get_servers(3)
	    When  used	to free the data returned by ares_get_servers(3) this will free the whole
	    linked list of ares_addr_node structures returned by ares_get_servers(3).

       ares_parse_srv_reply(3)
	    When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_srv_reply(3)  this  will	free  the
	    whole  linked  list of ares_srv_reply structures returned by ares_parse_srv_reply(3),
	    along with any additional storage associated with those structures.

       ares_parse_mx_reply(3)
	    When used to free the data returned by  ares_parse_mx_reply(3)  this  will	free  the
	    whole  linked  list  of  ares_mx_reply structures returned by ares_parse_mx_reply(3),
	    along with any additional storage associated with those structures.

       ares_parse_txt_reply(3)
	    When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_txt_reply(3)  this  will	free  the
	    whole  linked  list of ares_txt_reply structures returned by ares_parse_txt_reply(3),
	    along with any additional storage associated with those structures.

       ares_parse_soa_reply(3)
	    When used to free the data returned by ares_parse_soa_reply(3)  this  will	free  the
	    ares_soa_reply  structure,	along  with  any additional storage associated with those
	    structure.

RETURN VALUE
       The ares_free_data() function does not return a value.

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

SEE ALSO
       ares_get_servers(3),	      ares_parse_srv_reply(3),		  ares_parse_mx_reply(3),
       ares_parse_txt_reply(3), ares_parse_soa_reply(3)

AUTHOR
       Yang Tse

       Copyright 1998 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
       Copyright (C) 2004-2010 by Daniel Stenberg.

					   5 March 2010 			ARES_FREE_DATA(3)


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