c-ares 1.5.3

I'm happy to announce the release of c-ares 1.5.3. c-ares is an asynchronous name resolver and somewhat generic DNS library with a liberal MIT-style license.

The news this time include:

  • fix adig sample application compilation failure on some systems
  • fix pkg-config reporting of private libraries needed for static linking
  • fallback to gettimeofday when monotonic clock is unavailable at run-time
  • ares_gethostbyname() fallback from AAA to A records with CNAME present
  • allow --enable-largefile and --disable-largefile configurations
  • configure process no longer needs nor checks size of curl_off_t
  • library will now be built with _REENTRANT symbol defined if needed
  • Improved configure detection of number of arguments for getservbyport_r
  • Improved query-ID randomness
  • Validate that DNS response address matches the request address
  • fix acountry sample application compilation failure on some systems

I'm also happy to see that the development version of Wireshark is currently using c-ares.

If you're a graphics person, we'll appreciate some kind of logo/symbol thing for the project!