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ARES_FREE_DATA(3)	   Library Functions Manual	     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 allo-
       cated and returned by several c-ares functions. Specifically  the  data
       returned	 by  the following list	of functions 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 re-
	    turned 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  re-
	    turned  by ares_parse_mx_reply(3), along with any additional stor-
	    age	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	 addi-
	    tional 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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