lwres_getrrsetbyname

LWRES_GETRRSETBYNAME(3)                                LWRES_GETRRSETBYNAME(3)



NAME
       lwres_getrrsetbyname, lwres_freerrset - retrieve DNS records

SYNOPSIS
       #include <lwres/netdb.h>

       int lwres_getrrsetbyname(const char *hostname, unsigned int rdclass,
       unsigned int rdtype, unsigned int flags, struct rrsetinfo **res);

       void lwres_freerrset(struct rrsetinfo *rrset); .PP The following
       structures are used:

       struct  rdatainfo {
               unsigned int            rdi_length;     /* length of data */
               unsigned char           *rdi_data;      /* record data */
       };

       struct  rrsetinfo {
               unsigned int            rri_flags;      /* RRSET_VALIDATED... */
               unsigned int            rri_rdclass;    /* class number */
               unsigned int            rri_rdtype;     /* RR type number */
               unsigned int            rri_ttl;        /* time to live */
               unsigned int            rri_nrdatas;    /* size of rdatas array */
               unsigned int            rri_nsigs;      /* size of sigs array */
               char                    *rri_name;      /* canonical name */
               struct rdatainfo        *rri_rdatas;    /* individual records */
               struct rdatainfo        *rri_sigs;      /* individual signatures */
       };


DESCRIPTION
       lwres_getrrsetbyname() gets a set of resource records associated with a
       hostname, class, and type.  hostname is a pointer a to null-terminated
       string. The flags field is currently unused and must be zero.

       After a successful call to lwres_getrrsetbyname(), *res is a pointer to
       an rrsetinfo structure, containing a list of one or more rdatainfo
       structures containing resource records and potentially another list of
       rdatainfo structures containing SIG resource records associated with
       those records.  The members rri_rdclass and rri_rdtype are copied from
       the parameters.  rri_ttl and rri_name are properties of the obtained
       rrset.  The resource records contained in rri_rdatas and rri_sigs are
       in uncompressed DNS wire format.  Properties of the rdataset are
       represented in the rri_flags bitfield. If the RRSET_VALIDATED bit is
       set, the data has been DNSSEC validated and the signatures verified.

       All of the information returned by lwres_getrrsetbyname() is
       dynamically allocated: the rrsetinfo and rdatainfo structures, and the
       canonical host name strings pointed to by the rrsetinfostructure.
       Memory allocated for the dynamically allocated structures created by a
       successful call to lwres_getrrsetbyname() is released by
       lwres_freerrset().  rrset is a pointer to a struct rrset created by a
       call to lwres_getrrsetbyname().

RETURN VALUES
       lwres_getrrsetbyname() returns zero on success, and one of the
       following error codes if an error occurred:

       ERRSET_NONAME
              the name does not exist

       ERRSET_NODATA
              the name exists, but does not have data of the desired type

       ERRSET_NOMEMORY
              memory could not be allocated

       ERRSET_INVAL
              a parameter is invalid

       ERRSET_FAIL
              other failure



SEE ALSO
       lwres(3).



BIND9                            Oct 18, 2000          LWRES_GETRRSETBYNAME(3)