unsigned short getshort (
u_char *message_ptr );
The _getshort() function gets quantities from thebyte stream or arbitrary byte boundaries.
The _getshort() function is one of a set of subroutines that form the resolver, a set of functions that resolve domain names. Global information that is used by the resolver functions is kept in the _res data structure. The include/resolv.h file contains the _res data structure definition.
Upon successful completion, the _getshort() function returns an unsigned short (16-bit) value.
Functions: res_init(3), res_mkquery(3), res_send(3), dn_comp(3), dn_expand(3), dn_find(3), getlong(3), putshort(3), putlong(3), dn_skipname(3) delim off